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

Post by thecoalman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:38 pm

kaspir wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am
I like the point you brought to the table about the -f parameter & canonical. phpBB has to be aware, why is that not something they would fix on their own? I mean, the reasoning behind it? And perhaps you could suggest your edits to area51.phpbb mate!
Along with the f parameter when it was introduced the canonical URL is something that should of been thought of beforehand. Since the f parameter has never been implemented on my site it's non issue for me. The introduction of the f parameter basically doubled the duplicate content on a site. This is something that should of at least been an option when introduced, I don't know if it's used for anything else now but when introduced it was only used to generate the who is online information for specific forums. The introduction of the canonical URL is telling a bot most of the links generated by phpBB are not the base URL ....

I dont' know what the consequences would be changing it now.... What i do know is despite the fact you have told Google the canonical URL does not include the fa parameter this and other topics on phpBB.com that are indexed contain it. It's ignoring it...

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

Post by kaspir » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:09 am

thecoalman wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:38 pm
kaspir wrote:
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:56 am
I like the point you brought to the table about the -f parameter & canonical. phpBB has to be aware, why is that not something they would fix on their own? I mean, the reasoning behind it? And perhaps you could suggest your edits to area51.phpbb mate!
Along with the f parameter when it was introduced the canonical URL is something that should of been thought of beforehand. Since the f parameter has never been implemented on my site it's non issue for me. The introduction of the f parameter basically doubled the duplicate content on a site. This is something that should of at least been an option when introduced, I don't know if it's used for anything else now but when introduced it was only used to generate the who is online information for specific forums. The introduction of the canonical URL is telling a bot most of the links generated by phpBB are not the base URL ....

I dont' know what the consequences would be changing it now.... What i do know is despite the fact you have told Google the canonical URL does not include the fa parameter this and other topics on phpBB.com that are indexed contain it. It's ignoring it...
I'd would like to know phpBB's response to this.
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Re: Are there any PHPbb SEO tools to improve seo?

Post by thecoalman » Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:03 am

thecoalman wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:45 pm
As a side note the -f parameter does have some usefulness because it can be used by advertisers to target a specific forum with Adwords and other advertising .
Just realized another very valuable thing this can ne used for, you can use it robots.txt for both forums and topics that the bot does not have access to. This will conserve your server resources and the bots resources so it can spend more time indexing or reindexing parts of your site you want indexed.

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Disallow: /forum/viewforum.php?f=1
Disallow: /forum/*.php?f=1&*
The first line will take care of the first page of the forum. The second line will take care of forum links with start parameter or any other parameters. It will also take care of topics in that forum regardless of parameter.

Beware, don't do this:

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Disallow: /forum/*.php?f=1*
That would block

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/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11
/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12
/forum/viewtopic.php?f=123

etc.....

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