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Joomla 3.7, which is about to be releases early 2017 contains a new feature called Multilingual Associations, allowing for easy side-by-side translations. This will make Joomla 3.7 the best update in years, together with the addition of Custom Fields for our articles and the new Router for improved URL’s (allowing you to remove the numbers in your Joomla article’s URL’s).
A while ago I already wrote an article about Webtexttool, but then it was only available as an app from their website. Now you can use their service straight from your Joomla editor. It detects the SEO parameters for your texts, real-time!
Early 2016 Google started the AMP project (Accelerated Mobile Pages), aiming for faster loading of mobile pages. The project has evolved quite a bit in the man time, andin the mean time AMP pages have started to emerge quite prominently in some cases.
Many Joomla administrators use the Watchful service to maintain and monitor their websites. The core functionality is to monitor / execute Joomla and extension updates, but every now and then additional features are rolled out. This week, an SEO scan is added to the dashboard.
A topic that is often hotly debated is how to treat category pages in Joomla from an SEO perspective. You can find many forum topics about this issue and quite often you will see the advice to set these pages to a NOINDEX status. While in some cases this could be the correct way (I sometimes do), I generally advise you not to do so.