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Related Articles, Keyword Tagging and Social Media Extension for Joomla!

JV-Relatives is an advanced related articles and keyword tagging extension suite for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x. JV-Relatives improves Search Engine Optimization for your website, increases the time the user spends in your website and decreases user bounce rate. As your visitors complete reading the article, they are presented with links to articles that are related to the one that is displayed!

  • Retains the reader of the article for more time in the website by giving him the option to read more related articles
  • Displays the related articles or posts in random order or a preset order. This ensures that articles of your website that are not read frequently have more chance to be read, as they are displayed in the related articles section
  • Improves SEO of your Joomla! website by showing links to articles which are deep in your website, which otherwise get hardly noticed by search engines

You can purchase JV-Relatives for just USD 40 for the first year. You need to renew it before your subscription/purchase expires. Renewal is optional and will cost USD 20 for 1 year or USD 30 for 2 years.



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JV-Relatives is natively compatible with Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x.

Scan and Display Related Articles

JV-Relatives obtains the related articles by scanning the meta keywords or tags of other articles in your website. The related articles are chosen based on the keywords or tags configured for the displayed article. You can select categories to scan for related articles, search in article titles, set meta keywords to ignore for scanning, decide the sorting order of related articles from hits, created date, modified date, title, relevance of match etc...

Filtering and Styling of Related Articles

JV-Relatives provides multiple filters to decide the type of related articles. You may filter by author, language and age of related articles. You can also display thumbnails of related articles for which you can select first image in article or image configured in intro content or image configured in full content for articles. You may also choose from multiple display layouts and show article intro, last updated time, created time and number of hits.

Related Articles Display Positions

You can also display related articles block anywhere inside article content by using {jvrelatives} tag, or display it in pre-defined positions like top left of article content, top right of article content or beneath the article content. You may also switch off related articles display in specific articles.

Display Keywords/Tags in Articles

JV-Relatives enhances Search Engine Optimization of your website by aptly displaying keywords of the displayed article as tags above or below the article. The keywords can also be linked to default Joomla! search facility, there by improving your website Search Engine Optimization. This feature is available for supported third party extensions too.

Social Media Bookmarking

JV-Relatives displays a set of social networking buttons which can be placed above or below the article. These buttons allow the reader to share content or like and share it in Facebook, add it to Google+, tweet about the article and add to Pinterest.

3PD Components Support

JV-Relatives works with Joomla! core content (meta keywords and tags), EasyBlog (tags) and K2 (meta keywords). Usually the meta keywords are manually provided by authors when they create articles and are stored in the native tables of Joomla content or K2 or EasyBlog. There could be cases where you use components like AceSEF and sh404SEF to generate meta keywords and store them in their respective component tables. JV-Relatives has the ability to read those tables and scan for related content! JV-Relatives works with AceSEF and sh404SEF too!

Module and Plugin

JV-Relatives provides a module and a plugin to show related articles. Each of them can be used exclusively to show related items, social media icons and tags of the article displayed.

Buy this for your site

I bought JV-relatives (and also JV-contentlinks) for our sites and since then, we've had great results in search engine ranking and our bounce rate has gone donw.


Because these two components makes it visibly very easy for the users to read other parts of the site.

When you're reading one article, JV-relatives shows the users, like, 10 other exciting articles and many people do read on.

This makes your users happier, Google-bot sees your bouncerate is going down and thus gives you better rankings because you have proved to Google, that your site has great content (if not, the bouncerater would be higher)!

The support for this component is fantastic - Vijay does a GREAT job and responds in a polite and nice way!

I really support the JV-components and plugins!



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