[RFC] Human Readable URLs

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:22 am

Oleg wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:
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Pony99CA wrote: That's another benefit of my proposal -- it doesn't require mod_rewrite.
This is not a benefit as to my knowledge every web server currently in existence that is of any significance supports some form of routing arbitrary uri paths to php scripts.
My point wasn't whether Web servers support mod_rewrite or not. The Bantu post that I quoted said that there's no going back if you use mod_rewrite, but with my proposal, there is (because it doesn't require mod_rewrite).
Since mod_rewrite or equivalent facilities can be assumed to be always available to anyone who is serious about their website, this point is moot.
Let me try this again.
My point wasn't whether Web servers support mod_rewrite or not. The Bantu post that I quoted said that there's no going back if you use mod_rewrite, but with my proposal, there is (because it doesn't require mod_rewrite).
Is Bantu correct or not? Can you "go back"?

Also, will using a mod_rewrite solution break existing links that Google has (thus probably dropping your score)? (I have no idea -- I'm not an Apache guru.)

With my suggestion, you can go back and existing links won't break.
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It's hardly a slam. It's the equivalent of "different strokes for different folks" or the Spanish "De gustas nada es escrito" (I hope I got that right) -- "Of tastes, nothing is written."

Regardless, the existing URLs are incomprehensible to humans. My suggestion would fix that (regardless of SEO benefit), which is what this RFC is about, and could be implemented in days (if not hours). It also wouldn't prevent a longer-term solution (using mod_rewrite) if that was still deemed necessary. (But, if we're going to worry about SERPO, let's add META tag support for Description at least -- although that's a different RFC.)

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by callumacrae » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:34 pm

If you're going to use made up terms, please could you explain them (inline or footnote) when you use them? I've completey forgotten what SERPO is and don't have time to read back through your posts.
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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:12 pm

callumacrae wrote:what SERPO is
Search Engine Ranking Position Optimization - a more precise description of what everybody formulates as SEO only. ;)
It's APAP (As precise as possible). :lol:

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by Pony99CA » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:26 am

callumacrae wrote:If you're going to use made up terms, please could you explain them (inline or footnote) when you use them? I've completey forgotten what SERPO is and don't have time to read back through your posts.
Sorry, I thought that I'd posted it in this topic, but it was actually in the SEO - Obsolete? topic on phpBB.com. It stands for "Search Engine Results Placement Optimization", although AmigoJack's definition is roughly the same and his reasoning for the term was spot on.

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by Danielx64 » Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am

Hello,

Just wondering if we got any ideas if this going yo be included in phpbb 3.1.

Thankyou L(

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by hanakin » Thu May 02, 2013 7:44 am

um seeing as how its almost a year old and 3.1 is now essentially feature frozen, most likely not!

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by callumacrae » Thu May 02, 2013 1:17 pm

hanakin wrote:um seeing as how its almost a year old and 3.1 is now essentially feature frozen, most likely not!
It isn't essentially frozen, it *is* frozen
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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by juliokr » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Danielx64 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am
Hello,

Just wondering if we got any ideas if this going yo be included in phpbb 3.1.

Thankyou L(
Unfortunately even not in phpbb 3.2. ... will never understand why :?

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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by 3Di » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:38 pm

juliokr wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:20 pm
Danielx64 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am
Hello,

Just wondering if we got any ideas if this going yo be included in phpbb 3.1.

Thankyou L(
Unfortunately even not in phpbb 3.2. ... will never understand why :?
Probably because it is the content that counts, speaking about SEO stuffs?
Such questions are almost daily asked there at phpBB.com, have a search. :)
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Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Post by juliokr » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:38 am

3Di wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:38 pm
juliokr wrote:
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:20 pm
Danielx64 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2013 4:37 am
Hello,

Just wondering if we got any ideas if this going yo be included in phpbb 3.1.

Thankyou L(
Unfortunately even not in phpbb 3.2. ... will never understand why :?
Probably because it is the content that counts, speaking about SEO stuffs?
Such questions are almost daily asked there at phpBB.com, have a search. :)
It's true it is the content that counts ! But no users no content !
It's even not the question if "Human Readable URLs", or "seo-urls" or "nice-urls" however you want to call them are helpful for the placement in Google results (nobody ever an prouve it already because Google algorithm changes all the time) But I never heard anybody say that "human Readable URLs", or "sea-urls" or "nice-urls" would have a negativ influence on placement in Google results !!!! They are just a "standard" feature of modern CMS and forum software.
Even sites like stackoverflow.com (you certainly know) are using "human Readable URLs"

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