Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

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Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kamaleon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:54 pm

Hello,

Is there any mod to make the URLs easier to read and share?

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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kinerity » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:05 pm

This isn't a standard feature in 3.1, so you will need to request an extension (if one isn't already in development).
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kamaleon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:32 pm

Yes like phpbb SEO, this is why I was asking.
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kinerity » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:35 pm

Then I would suggest following the link:
kinerity wrote:you will need to request an extension
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Brf » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:36 pm

kamaleon wrote:Yes like phpbb SEO, this is why I was asking.
phpbb-seo is a third-party product. You are better-off asking at their site.

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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kamaleon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:39 pm

It is not a mod or extension like any other mod or extension?
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:56 pm

kamaleon wrote:It is not a mod or extension like any other mod or extension?
It could be if someone were to create one.
the phpbb SEO people are the ones that create that software so if they want to create a new phpbb software that does this type of thing, they would be the ones to contact.

basically, you do not need this at all. there is nothing wrong with the urls as they are. changing them to "human readable" urls will not help your SERPs at any noticeable level. humans don't care, they just click a link, they don't care what it says.


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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kamaleon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:34 pm

It helps in a lot of ways come on.

In what link would you most likely click?

viewtopic.php?f=346&t=2243436

how-to-help-you-make-more-sales.html

Obviously the second :)
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:39 pm

if the link were somewhere completely out of context, I might rather have the "pretty url". however, most of the time, the link would be used in a discussion about making sales. therefore, it would be in the context of the discussion and it would not matter what it looked like. If I was interested in a link that was part of the discussion about making sales, I would just click on it without even worrying about it.

I think most people are that way. most people now days simply click on a link , they do not look at what it says in the url.

anyway, there is not a current extension available for this. there may be one in the extensions in development forum, you can look to see.

if you want phpbb SEO for 3.1 you will have to ask the people that created that software. it is not made here or supported here or even advised to be used here.

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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Peter77sx » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:49 pm

phpbb seo will not be a premod for 3.1 instead they will use extensions
https://github.com/phpBBSEO/usu

support of course is still on their support site

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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Mick » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:50 pm

kamaleon wrote:In what link would you most likely click?

viewtopic.php?f=346&t=2243436

how-to-help-you-make-more-sales.html

Obviously the second :)
I can make that look even better using the URL BBCode How to help you make more sales.
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by ][Moon][Shine][ » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:20 pm

Posting pretty links by proper use of the URL BBCode is one thing, having pretty URLs for external and SEO use is another thing.

I thought that human readable URLs are beneficial for search engine indexing and ranking, because the SE algo supposedly rates the wording of the domain name and the words in the URL as well, so it would be great to have "pretty URLs" available as core functionality or extension, unless someone has more insight that tells it does not matter for search engine treatment at all.

Did anybody already try the phpBB SEO - Ultimate SEO URL extention? Is it usable, or in alpha/beta stage?

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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kamaleon » Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:44 am

I have used it with the previous version of phpbb.

I don't know why admins in here hate that extension so much...
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by kinerity » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:11 pm

Because there is no real benefit and it causes more headaches than necessary. Search engines change their algorithm all the time. What worked 10 years ago isn't very relevant today. ;)
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Re: Any URL beautifier for phpbb 3.1?

Post by Brf » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:17 pm

It also is not an extension. It is a fork.
They changed the core code of phpBB in such a way that we cannot support it.

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