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What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:49 pm
by break2me
Can anyone please suggest what is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb 3.2.

I am thinking to generate a dynamic xml sitemap so it automatically index new posts/comments to search engines.

What do you guys suggest, what kind of sitemap would be good for a phpbb forum?

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:50 pm
by Elias
You’ll need to post in the extension request forum.

I see there is extensions to do that but they’re all for phpBB 3.1, well that’s all I found.

Thanks

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:55 pm
by Tarantino

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:58 pm
by david63
I thought that sitemaps were only required for static sites and that there was no benefit using them on dynamic sites.

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 pm
by Tarantino
Dunno, I just know that google recommends it? https://support.google.com/webmasters/a ... 6184?hl=en

"However, in most cases, your site will benefit from having a sitemap, and you'll never be penalized for having one."

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:09 pm
by david63
Tarantino wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 pm
I just know that google recommends it
Google, in my opinion, recommends many things that make little or no difference

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:47 pm
by Peter77sx
Pretty sure Google over the years has figured out how to crawl a forum.

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:41 pm
by opperpanter
Peter77sx wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Pretty sure Google over the years has figured out how to crawl a forum.
My forum has only 10 pages indexed by google. Don't know why, but it looks like google wants a sitemap so it can index the 2000+ topics that are in the forum.

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:05 pm
by Ger
opperpanter wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:41 pm
My forum has only 10 pages indexed by google. Don't know why, but it looks like google wants a sitemap so it can index the 2000+ topics that are in the forum.
Your site is https://www.diabeteskatten.nl/phpbb3/index.php ?
If so, your problem is not the sitemap. Google simply has no access to your forums. Try spoofing your user agent with the Google bot (most browsers have a plugin for that), it says that your board has no forums.

Check the forum permissions of the Bots group.

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:16 pm
by opperpanter
Ger wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:05 pm
opperpanter wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:41 pm
My forum has only 10 pages indexed by google. Don't know why, but it looks like google wants a sitemap so it can index the 2000+ topics that are in the forum.
Your site is https://www.diabeteskatten.nl/phpbb3/index.php ?
If so, your problem is not the sitemap. Google simply has no access to your forums. Try spoofing your user agent with the Google bot (most browsers have a plugin for that), it says that your board has no forums.

Check the forum permissions of the Bots group.
Wow, thanks for mentioning and what an obscure way this is handled by phpbb. "Fetch as Google" was working all the time, also for forums for which the bots don't have access (which is all of them).
Just assigned read-only access to all public forums so indexing should start to improve now.

Re: What is the best extension to generate a sitemap for phpbb3.2

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:36 am
by Mick
Google does not index your pages just because you asked nicely. Pointing at a page and asking them to index it doesn’t work or we’d all be No.1. Google indexes pages because they found them and crawled them. If they’re considered to be of sufficient quality to be worth indexing they will. Fresh, new, quality, unique content remains the biggest attraction for search bots.