Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

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Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by csandreas1 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:44 am

Seo is really bad on this script, there is no meta description, titles are always the same, facebook link sharing is horrible, etc.

I don't complain i am just asking if there is any tool to fix the seo. If there is not any, is there a way to improve seo from the control panel?

if not how can i do it manually? Thanks

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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:57 am

there is no meta description
Search engines don't use them since years.
titles are always the same
Not true
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by kaspir » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:23 am

Search engines DO RECOGNIZE meta DESCRIPTIONS: https://support.google.com/webmasters/a ... 9812?hl=en

I think you meant to say, they don't use keywords. As you can discover with a quick Ctrl+f on that page, there is no "keyword". :D

Oh and titles can be altered in your templates' overall_header.html
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:43 am

There is a difference between RECOGNIZE them and use them to improve your ranking.
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by kaspir » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:44 am

janus_zonstraal wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:43 am
There is a difference between RECOGNIZE them and use them to improve your ranking.
Oh they use them. :) phpBB doesn't.
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:02 am

And you think that after 20 years of PHPBB it is a mistake that the don't use the meta description?
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by kaspir » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:24 am

janus_zonstraal wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:02 am
And you think that after 20 years of PHPBB it is a mistake that the don't use the meta description?
No. Nothing is wrong with the standard phpBB package. What I'm simply saying here is a meta description tag is displayed to humans when the url is shown on search results, therefor enticing human clicks, my definition of being 'used'. And this topic author apparently feels the same way, which is why I offered my post. They see empty descriptions, or ugly ones. Less enticing for human clicks...

Does having a meta name=description help ranking, I believe it will always be debatable.. BECAUSE human clicks does! So yes, I stand on the side of having one, is more helpful than not. :ugeek:

I don't wish to have another SEO debate in a highjacked a topic. You may feel free to PM for further conversation.
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by Toxyy » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:41 pm

This works pretty well:

https://github.com/tas2580/seourls
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by John connor » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 am

Toxyy wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:41 pm
This works pretty well:

https://github.com/tas2580/seourls
No it don't. It's crap and it messed up my forum with all kinds of trouble.

Here's a pro version that I would use. https://www.inveostore.com/phpbb-seo-extension-40

In addition to that I would use the SEO Sitemap extension. https://github.com/LotusJeff/sitemap

It's not for live sites, but I haven't had any trouble.

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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by kaspir » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 am

John connor wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 am
Here's a pro version that I would use. https://www.inveostore.com/phpbb-seo-extension-40
Nice one, but I inspected the demo, and do not see any META tags in the header of that phpBB site demo they got with it running. Just looks like it only creates friendly URLs, and that's just a whole other conversation.

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Post by John connor » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:53 am

kaspir wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 am
John connor wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 am
Here's a pro version that I would use. https://www.inveostore.com/phpbb-seo-extension-40
Nice one, but I inspected the demo, and do not see any META tags in the header of that phpBB site demo they got with it running. Just looks like it only creates friendly URLs, and that's just a whole other conversation.

Spoiler Alert: I've been working on an extension for a bit, take a peek on my live dev environment: https://phpbb.thetopfew.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2
That looks interesting, but it depends on the user who's making the post, correct?

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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by kaspir » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:15 am

John connor wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:53 am
kaspir wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:27 am
John connor wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 am
Here's a pro version that I would use. https://www.inveostore.com/phpbb-seo-extension-40
Nice one, but I inspected the demo, and do not see any META tags in the header of that phpBB site demo they got with it running. Just looks like it only creates friendly URLs, and that's just a whole other conversation.

Spoiler Alert: I've been working on an extension for a bit, take a peek on my live dev environment: https://phpbb.thetopfew.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2
That looks interesting, but it depends on the user who's making the post, correct?
Yes and no, handing over the power of meta descriptions is only allowed to those who have the permissions to customize topic descriptions. The admin may set these permissions if he/she don't want authors customizing their own, then of course it defaults to an auto-description drawn from the first 160chars of the first post. 8-)

The extension is already running smoothly on my live site, and the test site. It replaces my old hardedits I had done back in Jan 2017 to the phpBB core files that gave me the same result, but was much easier to do.. lol. So far in the extension, I've gotten hyperlinks, installed bbcodes, and media to parse out of the auto-description generator, but not yet smileys.

If any of this interests you, I should have it finished this year, sometime after my WoP game patch is done. It will only be available on thetopfew.com
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by John connor » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:48 pm

Yes, I'm interested. Can you send me a PM when this is finished please?

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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by Toxyy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:26 pm

John connor wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:29 am
Toxyy wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:41 pm
This works pretty well:

https://github.com/tas2580/seourls
No it don't. It's crap and it messed up my forum with all kinds of trouble.

Here's a pro version that I would use. https://www.inveostore.com/phpbb-seo-extension-40

In addition to that I would use the SEO Sitemap extension. https://github.com/LotusJeff/sitemap

It's not for live sites, but I haven't had any trouble.
I've used it on multiple forums, must be some specific extension you're using that's interfering with it. Never had any trouble with it.
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by amit4060n » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Friends please tell me how to install extensions downloaded from github. Extension downloaded from here work. But from git hub I do not know author name to put in folder name in ext.

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