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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 01:18:29 am »
Besides the mods, one of the basic function of SMF is that the site link can be changed to SEO friendly.
instead of
http://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=1183.0
it will show
http://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?=About-time-to-SEO-optimize-this-forum

This will increase the google rank significantly, but may cause the link too long. I have been hesitating since beginning. What do you think?
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 07:35:18 am »
Readable links, site map etc. are standard for blogs, so it should work for a forum too :)
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 03:37:08 pm »
Readable links, site map etc. are standard for blogs, so it should work for a forum too :)

Changing to the readable link now will make all the previous quote of forum links invalid.

But if we decide to do that, it is better now than later. I think that is why bitcointalk did not change.

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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 03:45:11 pm »
Readable links, site map etc. are standard for blogs, so it should work for a forum too :)

Changing to the readable link now will make all the previous quote of forum links invalid.

But if we decide to do that, it is better now than later. I think that is why bitcointalk did not change.

You sure? The numbers should work regardless as far as I know.
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 04:06:08 pm »
Readable links, site map etc. are standard for blogs, so it should work for a forum too :)

Changing to the readable link now will make all the previous quote of forum links invalid.

But if we decide to do that, it is better now than later. I think that is why bitcointalk did not change.

You sure? The numbers should work regardless as far as I know.

Really, then it definitely worth a try.
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 04:14:07 am »
URLs is working perfectly, compatible with previous format. Thanks fav!

sitemap is also much better.
http://bitsharestalk.org/sitemap.xml
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 10:24:02 am »
URLs is working perfectly, compatible with previous format. Thanks fav!

sitemap is also much better.
http://bitsharestalk.org/sitemap.xml

nice!

next thing: proper meta tags, I'll make them once I got time :)
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2013, 03:37:19 pm »
nice!

next thing: proper meta tags, I'll make them once I got time :)

I got the meta tag verifications for Google, Yahoo and MSN. Any others I should get?
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Re: About time to SEO optimize this forum!
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 04:40:54 am »
The URL mod is removed. It messed up some moderation control (lock remove). I will try some other mods.

edit: Forum SEO
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=427913.msg3002288#msg3002288
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