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I am looking for a style, looks good, and is also coded in such a way to be SEO optimized.

Cares about tags [H1 - H2 - H3 .. ETC].

Cares about looking good on mobile phones.

Unfortunately, after 8 months with the default Style [prosilver], I feel like Google doesn't like it.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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Almost all styles are re-colours of prosilver without any significant changes to the template.

I don't believe there are any SEO-optimised styles for the 3.3.x development branch.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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AbuHossam wrote: Wed Apr 05, 2023 9:32 pm Unfortunately, after 8 months with the default Style [prosilver], I feel like Google doesn't like it.
Google has no interest in your style. It cares about the content and core subject of the board.

If you worried more about content and less about chasing fantasy SEO improvements your site would rank better.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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PlanetStyles.net wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 1:38 am Almost all styles are re-colours of prosilver without any significant changes to the template.

I don't believe there are any SEO-optimised styles for the 3.3.x development branch.
Yes, this is true, after researching the styles section, I came to know this fact. :x
KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 7:43 am Google has no interest in your style. It cares about the content and core subject of the board.

If you worried more about content and less about chasing fantasy SEO improvements your site would rank better.
No, no, there are a lot of factors too.
How will the search engine determine the priority of the page, if all of H1's tags are for the forum name only, and do not make the topic name the first priority!

There is a "strange" negligence in the distribution of tags in phpBB.

Also, responsiveness to mobile phones has become an absolute necessity. How does Google like a site that has problems with these devices?

Anyway, I work hard, I try, and we will see the results, InShAllah.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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Prosilver is already responsive and has been for several years.

I've never done a single 'SEO' thing on any of my sites. I just checked one, first on the google list for a search of the general subject.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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Some reading for you
Following this basic outline will help you achieve real SEO results. Obsessing over Google’s ranking factors won’t.
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We are not in 2012 anymore … You can also add 25.000 meta tags and keywords and nothing happens.
First you make sure anyone can view the pages. If you have a captcha it’s more likely your pages won’t be checked by search engines.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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HiFiKabin wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 9:46 am Some reading for you
Yes, will help I need that.

Also, yeah, I looked at your site.

Can you think out loud with me, and ask yourself: Why do I only have 296 pages in Google, while I have 4,318 pages in my site (not including the homepage, categories, and member pages).?

This is a catch, and you lose a lot of traffic.
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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Your biggest problem by far is still that you have no focus subject for the board.
Money, travel, architecture, writing.... None of that goes together. So if you want people to find your site and be posting about a subject, they want to know that the place they're going is just about that and it's where all the other people that want to talk about that subject are as well. You will never get that while you have it like this. The board title is nothing to do with it either. The board description is nothing to do with any of the subjects. That's 2 big 'keyword' ticks that you're missing right there.

Little fanciful SEO gains that you think you're making will have no effect.

The obviously fake guest posts would turn me away instantly.
And you have an enormous list of recent posts at the top (with everything from cinema discounts to how to keep fruit fresh) so it's a 2 page scroll even on a big monitor to get to the subject of the first forum. All of this stuff is unappealing to people who might want to register.
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So I have no idea what you are seeing or why, but its looking fine for me. (some forums are hidden from bots)

Renaming and moving the topic as its moved on from styles and into SEO
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Re: Which phpBB3 Styles would be best for SEO?

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KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 9:19 am Prosilver is already responsive and has been for several years.
Mobile-Friendly Test - Google
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Simple look.
KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:57 am you have no focus subject for the board
This is not a problem, sir, and there is no law in search engines that requires a site to be specific. If you look on the horizon, you will find that many have a large tree of classifications; You can look at: Reddit - Quora - wikiHow - BuzzFeed .. And many more + almost all news sites.
KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:57 am
You will never get that while you have it like this
no. I have the wonderful + many human answers. We don't use artificial intelligence, for example.
KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:57 am
The obviously fake guest posts would turn me away instantly.
It's not fake, it's completely human.

And for your information, Facebook groups “a long time ago” began to allow posting without the name “group member” and they appear in search engines wonderfully because they provide useful content.
KevC wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:57 am
And you have an enormous list of recent posts at the top..
Yes, this is in order for the search spiders to see the last topics and get indexed, this is out of a trick "because Google doesn't like phpBB's forums".

All of this information is based on more than 15 years in the business. For your information, I have other foreign and Arab sites, and they occupy first ranks, but they are all WordPress. Recently I decided to try phpBB, and here I am trying..

I am very happy with this meaningful discussion, and excuse me for my expressions/language.
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Re: SEO?

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Wheres the problem?
AbuHossam wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:15 am "because Google doesn't like phpBB's forums".
You have been very badly informed if you believe that
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HiFiKabin wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:03 am (some forums are hidden from bots)
another one bites
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Forum pages only, not Extensions, Styles, etc.

705840-48,200= 657640 lost
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HiFiKabin wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:19 am responsive.png

Wheres the problem?
AbuHossam wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 11:15 am
This is from the browser, it only does dimensions.
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Wheres the problem?
This is from the browser, it only does dimensions.
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