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how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:04 pm
by waqascheema
HI

i have installed phpbb forum on my website but the issue is that i dont have option to make seo friendly urls can any one tell me any plugin to make seo friendly urls and i also what to have facebook login option for my forums

thanks

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:29 pm
by callumacrae
No such thing as SEO friendly URLs. Did you mean human readable?

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:55 pm
by Pony99CA
waqascheema wrote: i have installed phpbb forum on my website but the issue is that i dont have option to make seo friendly urls can any one tell me any plugin to make seo friendly urls and i also what to have facebook login option for my forums
Just in case you missed it, phpBB has a Search feature where you could type SEO friendly URLs and get lots of results. One good topic is the SEF/SEO URLs one. There is also a phpBB SEO pre-mod that includes user-friendly URLs.

You could also search for Facebook login and find numerous results, including possible MODs to use.

Steve

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:25 pm
by KevC
Pony99CA wrote: There is also a phpBB SEO pre-mod that includes user-friendly URLs.
Note too that if you install this pre-mod, we do not support it here so you will have to get all future support from that site.

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:37 am
by Ascareus
using phpbb seo mods maybe
(as using the premod will not give you support here)

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:19 am
by waqascheema
i must say that phpbb is very good forums appliction but it still have lot of problems ..still it dont have seo friendly urls and other things as well.

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:58 am
by Ger
SEO friendly urls is worth 0,01% of good SEO. Content is 95%.* Why are so many people focused on these stupid url things?


*)For the nutpickers here: these numbers aren't taken from research, simply rough indications based on experience.

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:24 pm
by waqascheema
Ger wrote:SEO friendly urls is worth 0,01% of good SEO. Content is 95%.* Why are so many people focused on these stupid url things?


*)For the nutpickers here: these numbers aren't taken from research, simply rough indications based on experience.
these stupid url things do matter

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:50 pm
by tbackoff
Can you provide proof that that make a significant difference? I've yet to see this proved. Also, I'm glad you agree they're stupid. ;)

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:19 pm
by Pony99CA
waqascheema wrote: these stupid url things do matter
As Tabitha said, making claims like that with no evidence and no apparent background (you've been here what, three days?) is useless.

Also, did you bother reading the topic that I linked you to? I posted a very simple reader-friendly URL format there that I suspect could be implemented in less than a day. It wouldn't be typist-friendly, but I'm not worried about that. (There's was also a "phase 2" that would basically search for posts which would make URLs easier to type.)

Steve

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:40 pm
by abcEzy
Seems to me you don't know much about SEO...

The URL is very important, its one of the many factors that search engines use to find keyword related searches.

Try going to Matt Cutts page and learn a thing or two ;)


tmbackoff wrote:Can you provide proof that that make a significant difference? I've yet to see this proved. Also, I'm glad you agree they're stupid. ;)

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:55 pm
by tbackoff
abcEzy wrote:Try going to Matt Cutts page and learn a thing or two ;)
I never claimed to be an expert, and the bash was unnecessary. Please keep things civil and respectful.

However, if URLs are so important, than why do the search engines have no problem indexing phpBB.com? Also, before coming back with "phpBB.com is poplular", have a look at a google search I did on my old username - my website is currently listed number 4. ;)

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:56 pm
by Marshalrusty
abcEzy wrote:The URL is very important, its one of the many factors that search engines use to find keyword related searches.

Try going to Matt Cutts page and learn a thing or two ;)
Could you please link to where Matt Cutt says that
http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345/
or
http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345.html
is better than
http://www.example.com/viewtopic.php?t=12345?

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:56 am
by Pony99CA
Marshalrusty wrote:
abcEzy wrote:The URL is very important, its one of the many factors that search engines use to find keyword related searches.

Try going to Matt Cutts page and learn a thing or two ;)
Could you please link to where Matt Cutt says that
http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345/
or
http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345.html
is better than
http://www.example.com/viewtopic.php?t=12345?
I don't think that's what he's claiming Matt Cutts said. I think he's claiming the Matt said that

http://www.example.com/how-to-make-seo-friendly-urls

is better than

http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345.html

And it probably is. The question is how important it is. abcEzy claims that it's "very important", but doesn't provide any proof. I, too, would like to see a link to Matt's blog saying how important it is.

I tried searching on Matt Cutts SEO-friendly URLs, Matt Cutts SEO URLs and even SEO URLs site:mattcutts.com and didn't find any proof in the first page of each search.

Steve

Re: how to make seo friendly urls

Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:21 am
by Marshalrusty
Pony99CA wrote:I don't think that's what he's claiming Matt Cutts said. I think he's claiming the Matt said that

http://www.example.com/how-to-make-seo-friendly-urls

is better than

http://www.example.com/viewtopic_12345.html
Okay, where does he say that then?

I cannot think of any reason why a modern web crawler would treat those two URLs differently.

abcEzy, I'd appreciate some clarification of your above claim.