unzip the download and open
The description is typically used by default for the snippet of text under the link in a search engine result thus if you want to convey to a user what the page is about you should have one instead of having the search engine provide one for you.
phpBB has decent titles but titles should be unique and descriptive, a feature that for example would prevent duplicate titles would help.Not truetitles are always the same
Good SEO typically improves the user experience and this is one of those things that can improve the user experience. Whether it helps your rankings or not should be irrelevant.
Whether this is good or not I have no idea. Be very careful about using any mod that makes major changes to phpBB even if it's available here in the official extensions or widely used. When you add something like this you need to maintain it and that can be very difficult if the mod author decides to stop supporting it a few years down the road.
But those "SEO"-Extensions often change the urls generated by the board, so after disabling such extensions external and internal references set during the time the extension was active are not longer valid.
Let me clarify, your board may work fine but the old internal links that have been posted and external links on other sites won't. Let's suppose phpBB decides to support URL rewriting in a future release, if that feature doesn't support the URL structure you have already implemented you are going to have a problem because it's unlikely anyone is going to support a third party URL rewriting extension.
I find them useful, I often hover over a link when the URL is posted first to to see if it's something I may want to click. News articles for example. The SEO aspect for page rank is debatable.
The extension uses your htaccess file to change URLs, so reverting to your old htaccess and disabling the extension would bring it back to normal.canonknipser wrote: ↑Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:03 amBut those "SEO"-Extensions often change the urls generated by the board, so after disabling such extensions external and internal references set during the time the extension was active are not longer valid.
See the complains about "phpBBseo"-URLs which don't work any longer after phpBBseo was not updated to 3.1