seo

  1. B

    Not a bug Cookie notice being indexed as page description

    I've searched XF and this doesn't seem to have been reported, but I've found it affecting hundreds of XF2 sites out in the wild, so thought it best to mention it. I built a test XF2 site and after Google indexed it I noticed a lot of the page listings has the description: "This site uses...
  2. Alfa1

    Google: Spammy structured markup. Data-vocabulary dead since 2011

    Google is marking hundreds of thousands of threads as 'Spammy structured markup' and a violation of their policies because of the way data-vocabulary microdata is used for 'Person'. This has a negative effect on ranking. At least for sites that are classed by Google as YMYL (critical for...
  3. GERINO

    SEO (SEO2) - French Translation by SyTry 2.1.1

    Today I share with you the translation of SEO (SEO2) made by @SyTry ! Installation tutorial : Log into your AdminCP : Appearance. Import a language : select the translation. Overwrite : Français (FR). Click Import. Version : 1.9.1 In case of problem, or bad translation ask me or @SyTry !
  4. Fastline

    XF 2.0 Sitemap help

    Will Google also crawl the conversations of the members or the conversation title? I'm using XF 2.0.x
  5. Alfa1

    Fix 'Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user' for media with same name

    If a member uploads a bunch of images at once with the exact same name, then Google will give the error: Duplicate, Google chose different canonical than user Therefore the images are not indexed by Google. I suggest to fix this by adding a number to bulk uploads. i.e. burning man pictures #1...
  6. Alfa1

    Google reports lacking canonical tag on /media/1234/preview

    Google Search Console states the problem that all media preview pages are a 'Duplicate without user-selected canonical' We have 42k entries so I hope that this issue can be addressed.
  7. K

    XF 2.0 /forum/forum URL

    I have a wordpress on my root directory so the forum was installed inside the /forum directory. This was previously a vbulletin and was migrated to xenforo. however I am running to an issue with the URLS. the old VB urls are /forum/introductions but on xenforo right now it is...
  8. kingjavo

    Welcome Notice Advice

    I'm wondering if having a Welcome Message is worth the page space it occupies as it takes up almost 2/3's of the homepage's landscape. I'm also curious if the main Logo is too large because it takes up a good part of the page as well. If I make it smaller, then it will hide the background...
  9. kingjavo

    XF 2.0 Removing Old RSS Threads

    Does anyone know if RSS feeds hurt my site's SEO rankings? I've been super lazy and just use articles from the #1 site called "Operation Sports" to use as the main articles on my homepage. I'm familiar with backlinks and I know I'm helping them more than myself. I also know that "unique...
  10. kingjavo

    XF 2.0 Friendly URLs

    Does anyone know how best (or if there's an SEO need) to make urls more friendly in XenForo 2? I know there's an option for it in the admin settings, but I'm not sure how to approach it the best way. My issue is there's a thread id attached to the end of my urls and I think it would be cleaner...
  11. S

    URL rewrites - how to!?

    Hi, I want to switch from vBulletin to XenForo. Everything seems fine so far, but I need help with URL rewriting. Here's an example on actual url formatting: /forum/forum-321/Example-thread-title-7246824.php so the pattern is: /forum/forum-{forum-id}/{thread-title}-{thread-id}.php How do I...
  12. Frode789

    Not planned Rich Card support

    Previous thread: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/structured-data-for-rich-cards.116311/ I don't think the previous thread got enough visibility.. Rich card support is very important for proper SEO results, and can boost your traffic from Google substantially. The structured data can...
  13. DragonByte Tech

    Unmaintained [DBTech] DragonByte SEO URLs to XenForo 2 1.0.0a2

    THIS RELEASE IS UNSUPPORTED AND PROVIDED ENTIRELY AS-IS WITH NO GUARANTEES, WARRANTIES OR PROMISE IT WILL WORK FOR YOU. This script lets you import your old DragonByte SEO configuration and have any supported URLs redirected to XF2. Which URLs are supported depends on the XenForo Redirects for...
  14. S

    Friendly URLs - seo

    We need friedly urls like on site. How we can do like this structure? domainforum.com/to-france/paris/about/ "to-france" - forum "paris" - subforum "about" - forum thread in "to-france"
  15. au lait

    SEO (SEO2) 2.1.1

    If you like this add-on, rate it. This helps others to make decisions. If you have any ideas or suggestions don't hesitate and write to me. DEMO Decide for yourself and effectively which content is indexed from the search engine. This happens either automatically or manually. There are...
  16. AlexL777

    XF 2.0 How can I work for Admin Links with noFollow Attribute

    Hello Community, With Xenforo 2.0.1 there is a possibility with the noFollow attribute on all external links. In the ACP I find no such option where I can adjust that. I would like to post in the forum any external link NoFollow attribute. Can someone help me? Thanks in advance.
  17. Soyuz

    XF 1.5 SEO: How to add "page X" to forum meta description?

    Hi, I wonder if there is a way to add the page number at the end of the forum meta description. The problem is that every page of every forum shows the forum description as meta description, so all those pages appear like duplicates in Google Search Console. If we add "page 2", "page 3"... and...
  18. laogui

    Lack of interest SEO improvement

    Xenforo still retains the code style of vBulletin: <span style="font-size: 26px">XenForo Resource Manager 2.0</span><br> <br> <br> <span style="font-size: 22px">Multiple uploaded file support</span><br> <br> A single resource may now contain more than one uploaded file. If a resource contains...
  19. rajraj

    Xenforo VS wordpress for SEO

    Which is good for SEO?
  20. Alfa1

    Fixed Google reports Content Tag pages and Media ategories as duplicate title tags (but not thread pages)

    Google Webmaster Tools sees XenForo Content Tag pages as separate pages, instead of the continuation of the same content list. GWT reports all second pages of content tag lists as 'Pages with duplicate title tags'. Example of tag pages Google reports as 'Pages with duplicate title tags'...
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