Is your web calendar killing your SEO campaign?

If you’re like many CMS users, you probably have a calendar on your web site. This is one of the best ways to share events and schedules within communities.

However, any good calendar will generate URLs for dates from now until ... well ... infinity! Some may also have many, many URLS for dates in the past.

If you’re worried about the search engine ranking of your site, all these URLs can be a problem as they can all be indexed by the search engines and can dilute your page rank.

In addition, if you’re using a URL manager such as sh404SEF®, your database of URLs could get huge, thus affecting the performance of your web site.

In previous versions of JCal Pro®, we added the nofollow HTML attribute to the date URLs to prevent search engines from giving them weight. This helped with the SEO problem, but the problem of multiple URLs created with no events remained. This was exacerbated on pages with a Mini-calendar module.

Todays official release of JCal Pro® 2.2.5 is designed to minimize these problems as days without events no longer generate URLs on the main calendar or in the mini-calendar.

JCal Pro® 2.2.5 is available on the JCal Pro® downloads page and all users are encouraged to upgrade to this version, especially if they are using an SEF extension. 

Last modified on Apr132011
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