[RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by Dragosvr92 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:59 pm

Couldnt the sid be removed from urls and move its functionality inside a user cookie ?
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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by Louis7777 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:10 pm

Dragosvr92 wrote:Couldnt the sid be removed from urls and move its functionality inside a user cookie ?
I think that has already been done.


By the way, I have a question. Below are 6 different URLs for the same page:

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http://www.domain.com
http://www.domain.com/
http://www.domain.com/index.php
http://domain.com
http://domain.com/
http://domain.com/index.php
Currently we don't point to a canonical one for the index.

I know that search engines are good at understanding that all the above are the same page, but are they that good that we don't need a canonical link element?

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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by nickvergessen » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:49 pm

www. to non-www and trailing / is not something we should deal with.

index.php to / is also not a good idea, as mods/extensions sometimes overwrite the htaccess so / leads to portal.php not index.php
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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by Sumanai » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:25 pm

Duplicate post from another topic
In the current situation, the search engines will index each page twice, the first time with the parameter f =, as almost all the links to the forum include this option in the second visit without the canonical version. The double burden.
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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by Pete77s » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Most modern search engines have a tool page to not index specific parameters. such as =sid, =f, =etc

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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by spello » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:31 am

It's good that you have finally added rel="prev" and rel="next" ;)

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Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: canonical link elements

Post by Louis7777 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:51 am

nickvergessen wrote:*** comment from github ***

The generated links do not contain a sid anymore
As a guest I see SIDs everywhere. Is this normal?

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