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Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Ideas Bot » Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:11 pm

Posts should contain breadcrumb data. According to Google this would improve SEO ratings.
Links with breadcrumbs also look much better when posting them on some platforms:
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 am

I don't see breadcrumbs in your picture, only URIs.
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by david63 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:42 am

Ideas Bot wrote:
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Posts should contain breadcrumb data.
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According to Google this would improve SEO ratings
Don't believe everything that you read on the Internet.

As far as I can see the only thing that this would do is make the page look cluttered and users really are not interested.
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Ger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:38 am

Breadcrumbs already have microdata like itemprop, itemtype, itemscope. They show perfectly fine in search results. Unless you mean something else, I wouldn't know what else should be relevant for the breadcrumbs.

Your screenshot isn't much help either. I only see OGP tags parsed there, but that has nothing to do with the breadcrumbs or their URL. You should read and understand this and then add the desired OGP data to your board.
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Drakath » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:44 am

Posting the link to a phpBB forum only displays the link, whereas posting a link of another forum with different software displays it in rich presence. I'm sorry if I mistaken it for breadcrumbs, but I'm not sure what makes that work exactly.

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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Brf » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:47 am

The thing showing in your picture is the "Pretty URL" of the Invision board.
There are already hundreds of topics on Pretty URLs here. Please do not start another one.

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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Drakath » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:13 pm

Brf wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:47 am
The thing showing in your picture is the "Pretty URL" of the Invision board.
There are already hundreds of topics on Pretty URLs here. Please do not start another one.
I tried searching for such topics but didn't find anything that would raise this issue. Could you send me a link? I would be interested in knowing why this isn't a thing.

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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Ger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:34 pm

What exactly is it you want?
  1. Change the actual URL from ./viewtopic.php?t=1234 to something like ./topic/1234/enable-breadcrumbs
  2. Ensure that someone who posts an URL to a topic from your board on their (unrelated) website gets a nice thumbnailed link with title and description
  3. Enable the possibility to fetch information about posted links in posts on your board and display it with thumbnail, title and desciroption
Those are all separate things and require different approaches.
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Brf » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Drakath wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Could you send me a link?
Try this: https://www.phpbb.com/search/?q=seo+url

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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Drakath » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:39 pm

Ger wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:34 pm
What exactly is it you want?
  1. Change the actual URL from ./viewtopic.php?t=1234 to something like ./topic/1234/enable-breadcrumbs
  2. Ensure that someone who posts an URL to a topic from your board on their (unrelated) website gets a nice thumbnailed link with title and description
  3. Enable the possibility to fetch information about posted links in posts on your board and display it with thumbnail, title and desciroption
Those are all separate things and require different approaches.
Isn't the second and third basically the same? And yes, what I had in mind initially was an ability to display thumbnail, title and description on platforms such as Skype or Discord.

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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Ger » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:08 pm

Drakath wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Isn't the second and third basically the same? And yes, what I had in mind initially was an ability to display thumbnail, title and description on platforms such as Skype or Discord.
No, it isn't. The second is what you intend to happen, while the third is actually the same but vice versa.

It all comes down to OGP data like I wrote in my first post. The Open Graph Protocol is a way of communication, which means there are 2 parties involved: your board at one side (in your idea the sender) and Skype, Discord an alike platforms on the other side (the receiver). For Skype to know what to display, you need to send that information. Ergo: include OGP data in your page. So again: read this FAQ on how to achieve that.

In the third scenario you are the receiver of OGP data. You can simply install my Magic OGP extension to read out and parse OGP data if available at the linked URL.
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Re: Enable breadcrumbs

Post by Ger » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:02 am

Since you requested an extension for your purpose I'd say this idea is mute.
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