What is the general consensus on Cloudflare with PHPBB

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I think keywords and sitemaps are more important

I didn't use a sitemap for years but then I found the indexed pages where starting to plummet for no known reason I found an extension that works with phpBB for dynamic pages and my indexed pages are climbing back up

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I don't use sitemaps since the extensions seemed not well tested and it was mentioned that they're just not needed. Google seems to be able to crawl the site ok and my rankings are pretty good. PageSpeed seems to report that on a mobile platform it performs the worst, but that doesn't seem to coincide with how it really performs... We all know that coveted 'mobile platform' spot is where they're putting the weight these days...
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I have no issues with the sitemap it works well

You need a high cache for a site with a lot of topics

You can only try it and see what it does for indexing etc

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My site isn't very big, only 140 topics according to the stats at the bottom, but it's also only about a year old and very specific.
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One is

Total topics 54121
the other
Total topics 595

The lower one is relatively new and the larger one is 13 years old but has had a fair bit of pruning over the years

the sitemap works well on both :)

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sakm wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:58 pm
One is

Total topics 54121
the other
Total topics 595

The lower one is relatively new and the larger one is 13 years old but has had a fair bit of pruning over the years

the sitemap works well on both :)
That's a good sized forum!
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GentekPower wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:58 pm

That's a good sized forum!
It is indeed

it took a hit when facebook became popular!! but I am muddling through

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