Is it possible to hardcode the auto generated meta titles ? To add an additional word. When you are on the first page the meta title will be for example "Mens shoes - Page 1", when you go to the 2nd page: "Mens shoes - Page 2" and so on....
I guess you meant Title (not meta title, meta title is not important for google SEO, look at this https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/79812?hl=en ).
well that would be nice, you should post it in the Suggestion and Feedback room.
Right now, I see in shared/_root.head.cshtml <title>@Html.NopTitle(true)</title> which will generate the title, and you can add new part to the title by using Html.AddTitleParts
So try to open Catalog/CategoryTemplate.ProductsInGridOrLines
Html.AddTitleParts(!String.IsNullOrEmpty(Model.MetaTitle) ? Model.MetaTitle : Model.Name);
Html.AddTitleParts(" - Page " + Model.PagingFilteringContext.PageNumber.ToString());
try it, see if that's what you want ?