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In Chapter 10, we try our hands on various techniques to promote our products and e-store, and also optimize our store for security. The following modules would be very helpful for that:

SEO Checklist

SEO Checklist doesn't add any new functionality to our site, but it suggests useful modules and checks that they are installed and properly configured.

http://drupal.org/project/seo_checklist

Maintainers

Dave Reid, Kris Vanderwater, Ben Finklea

Pathauto

Pathauto automatically creates path aliases for our nodes, categories, and users. It generates search engine-friendly URLs and improves the ranking of our pages.

http://drupal.org/project/pathauto

Maintainers

Greg Knaddison, Frederik S. Olesen, Clay Butterfly, Mike Ryan

Page Title

This module automatically creates <title> elements for our nodes and users. It also gives authors the ability to create a page title different from the node title.

http://drupal.org/project/page_title

Maintainers

Nicholas Thompson, John Wilkins, Robert Douglass

Global Redirect

Global Redirect creates page redirects and solves problems related to duplicate content and lower rankings by search engines.

http://drupal.org/project/globalredirect

Maintainers

Nicholas Thompson, Alexander Hass

Path redirect

Path redirect also uses redirects, but for another reason. It helps you to create redirects from old or deactivated pages to new ones.

http://drupal.org/project/path_redirect

Maintainers

Dave Reid, Alexander Hass, Steven N. Severinghaus, Jeff Robbins

Meta tags

Meta tags creates meta tags for your products and pages.

http://drupal.org/project/nodewords

Maintainers

Alberto Paderno, Robrecht Jacques, Gabor Hojtsy

Site map

Site map creates a page with a site map in a readable form. The visitors of your site can view the structure of it, but it's also accessible by search engines.

http://drupal.org/project/site_map

Maintainer

Fredrik Jonsson

XML sitemap

XML sitemap automatically creates a site map that is compatible with the XML Sitemap protocol.

http://drupal.org/project/xmlsitemap

Maintainers

Dave Reid, Earnie Boyd, Alberto Paderno, Darren Oh

Service links

Service links allows you to share your content in the most popular networking sites, such as Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, Google, Yahoo, and so on. People spend most of their time in these sites, so it's a great opportunity to inform them about your company and your products.

http://drupal.org/project/service_links

Maintainer

Rob Loach

Ubercart Google Base Integration

Ubercart Google Base Integration allows you to submit your products to Google Merchant Center (formerly known as Google Base).

http://drupal.org/project/uc_gbase

Maintainer

John Youssef Ibrahim

Backup and Migrate

Backup and Migrate simplifies the task of backing up and restoring your database.

http://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate

Maintainer

Ronan Dowling

Security Review

This is a simple module that checks your website and gives you a report about existing vulnerabilities.

http://drupal.org/project/security_review

Maintainer

Ben Jeavons

Mollom

Mollom is one of the best anti-spam tools available. It protects your site from several threats, such as spams in the form of comments, contacts, or password requests, or fake user account registrations.

http://drupal.org/project/mollom

Maintainers

Dave Reid, Dries Buytaert

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