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index page as title bad seo

Post by garfy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:27 pm

WHy does home page says Index page - Bad Breath Halitosis Forum

WHy index page...I mean that is bad for seo, how to change that?

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by janus_zonstraal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm

The tittle is "Bad Breath Halitosis Forum - index page".
Why is that bad for SEO?
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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by garfy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:44 pm

I dont want to have index page in title...it is useless....you dont have it on this forum...so why is it happening on my site?

I have problem with ranking for keyword bad breath forum ............ we are the biggest site and best site and google is messing with us, so I need clean title if that is possible....i hope it is

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by garfy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:45 pm

and why is there a number 5 in the title in brackets?
I mean what is going on???

why you guys give no importance to seo? I dont get it

On this site you seems to have nice title, but on other sites like mine it is a mess, with numbers and index page in title

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by janus_zonstraal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52 pm

and why is there a number 5 in the title in brackets?
How many times in a year are you visiting your board?

Sins a few years the unread messages are in the tittle, so you have 5 unread messages
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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by janus_zonstraal » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:55 pm

You can change the "index page" in language/en/common.php line 346
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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by warmweer » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:27 pm

garfy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:44 pm
I dont want to have index page in title...it is useless....you dont have it on this forum...so why is it happening on my site?
Guess someone put it there.
garfy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:44 pm
............ we are the biggest site and best site ...
Aw, c'mon Donald, let someone else be the best for once. 8-)
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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by EA117 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:45 pm

The HTML <title> content is created from the selected style's overall_heder.html template. As discussed here, there is a bit of conditional logic involved, since the same header template is used for multiple different types of pages.

You can adjust the logic to drop whatever you want to drop from the title, such as the {PAGE_TITLE} reference which will contain "Index page" or other page names. It sounds like you would also want to drop the display of {UNREAD_NOTIFICATIONS_COUNT} as unwanted in your case, too.

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by garfy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:54 pm

is there something else I can put insted of {PAGE_TITLE} to delete index page in title in overall header?

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by EA117 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:05 pm

garfy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:54 pm
is there something else I can put insted of {PAGE_TITLE} to delete index page in title in overall header?
Simply removing {PAGE_TITLE} from the content, as shown in Restless Rancor's response when someone else asked exactly what you're asking, is what will achieve it. i.e. They left {PAGE_TITLE} included in the <title> for other types of pages, but made the conditional logic omit including {PAGE_TITLE} when displaying the index page.

My suggestion would be to try the modification that is in that post, purge your cache from ACP so that your pages use the updated template, and then see if you like the result. If there is some specific page on which you're still seeing a page title you don't like, post back here the exact URL (index.php, viewforum.php, etc.) and the exact page title you're seeing for that case. In order to get some additional suggestions beyond what was already covered in this earlier discussion.

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by Brf » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:38 pm

EA117 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:45 pm
It sounds like you would also want to drop the display of {UNREAD_NOTIFICATIONS_COUNT} as unwanted in your case, too.
The Notifications Count is irrelevant for "SEO", since search engines do not have any notifications.

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Re: index page as title bad seo

Post by dingus33 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:22 am

even more discussion (see second half of this post): https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... 06#p709006

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