URL Rewriting MOD

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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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Highway of Life wrote:But this is not the case. Human Readable URLs mainly benefit Search Engines as added Keywords within the page, this only reinforces the keywords already set by the page and topic title, which Search Engines already use for the index.
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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Seems logical to use the topic title in title tag and as URL.
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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This should definitely be kept as a MOD, in my opinion. If someone can point me to an SEO mod that is easy to use, compatible with other MODs etc, then I will change my mind. But I have not yet seen one.

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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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And if phpBB would get that SEO intigrated mod, many sites would need to almost rewrite everything to be compatible with the new SEO code in phpBB. I for one, don't have the time and the feeling to do this.
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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use forums and topic name in url is good for seo.
for example
this address

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=105
change to

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-viewforum.php?f=105
or

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-f105-viewforum.php
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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-f105.html
.html is so better than .php
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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Meis2M wrote:.html is so better than .php
Nonsense. Search engines couldn't care less about the extension.
Time to call in the Mythbusters:
Providing search engines with dynamic URLs should be favored over hiding parameters to make them look static.
We might have problems crawling and ranking your dynamic URLs if you try to make your urls look static and in the process hide parameters which offer the Googlebot valuable information. One recommendation is to avoid reformatting a dynamic URL to make it look static.
If you transform your dynamic URL to make it look static you should be aware that we might not be able to interpret the information correctly in all cases.
URL rewriting is only beneficial for humans. That's why we call them human readable URL's. It has nothing to do with SEO.
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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callumacrae wrote:This should definitely be kept as a MOD, in my opinion. If someone can point me to an SEO mod that is easy to use, compatible with other MODs etc, then I will change my mind. But I have not yet seen one.

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So if a SEO mod is not compatible with other mods or not easy to use then the feature shouldn't be added to the core? Is that what you're saying?

Just because someone hasn't been able to write a proper mod for a feature doesn't mean it won't be a good addition to the overall package and/or community. The mod might be bad but the idea could be great.

I'm not totally convinced that phpbb needs a SEO in the core. Google has no problem reading the URL's in my sitemap... Which is why I'm leaning more to having a Sitemap generator in the core.
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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Meis2M wrote:use forums and topic name in url is good for seo.
for example
this address

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewforum.php?f=105
change to

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-viewforum.php?f=105
or

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-f105-viewforum.php
or

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia] Discussion-f105.html
.html is so better than .php
But spaces in URLs will be URL-encoded to %20.

So your last example would look more like

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http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/[3.2/Arsia]%20Discussion-f105.html
It doesn't really make much sense to me because either way you still have the number 105 in it. So it really isn't much more human readable.

As for SEO, if a topic is renamed then there will be two URLs which point to the same topic. And we all know that duplicates are bad for "Google SEO"... don't we? ;)
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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The old URL you HTTP302 redirect which is a permanent change of URL, so long as only one actualy URL exists and all other URLs to the content redirect with status 302 to the new URL its fine.

Using %20 in urls is bad, it would be dashes (-)
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Re: URL Rewriting MOD

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What about using special characters in you topic title... that would be fun i guess, since url's dont really like them..

like ë, é, è, ç, ê etc...
ø = 1.618033988749895...
Everything has ø in it
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