A selection of must have Joomla Freeware Components:
sh404SEF Component = now Paid for Download
This is for User and Search Engine Friendly Urls more like metatags improvements and proper 404 error coding..
It has a lot of features, just make sure your .htaccess file is set for Third party Sef Components (read the comments in the htaccess.txt file)
The Alpha Content component is a hidden treasure when it comes to Search Engine Optimization.
Description Intro form the website:
AlphaContent is a directory of Yahoo style with an alphabetical research for item. This directory is built with a tree structure similar to yahoo and the other major directories starting from the sections and categories of Mambo/Joomla.
And this directory structure is really great on bringing food to search engine spiders!!
Joomla SEF Patch
This Patch in the free version is not a component, but a simple FTP upload and overwrite improvement that will gie you some great features.
– Meta descriptions and keywords for menu items.
– Fix for Keyword stuffing (repeat) if you have filed the Global Meta tag field
– Remove the Joomla version information in the source code.
You can find the right patch for your Joomla version at: