Should the sitemap location in robots.txt have a $ at the end? Example - Sitemap: url/sitemap.php$
I was reading through some sitemap suggestions and one was to use a dollar sign to denote the end of a url.
Does anyone do this? Have ya'll heard of it?
Thanks in advance.
This simple plugin will add Yandex.Metrika code on public forum pages.
You only need to specify the counter number in the settings.
To view the Webvisor data, add (temporarily) to src/config.php string:
$config['enableClickjackingProtection'] = false;
this allow embedding Your forum in iframe.
Hi All, just wondering if anyone has any idea why google is displaying this old date "9 Apr 2017" against my forum category pages when they appear in the google search results. I noticed it on category pages only and not on the homepage. The forum is a busy forum and updated regularly. I'm...
If i look in my Google Webmaster Console i am getting 66 warnings because there are some urls indexed by Google but blocked by robots.txt
The urls are almost the same and are like :
The site: https://www.cyburbia.org
I started the site in 1994 (!), and the message board has been online since 1996. Change from vBulletin to XenForo: 5 January 2019.
Problem: since I switched the message board software from vBulletin 4 to XenForo 2.0, and from http to https, Google removed a...
Redirect rules for SMF 2.0 (Apache and Nginx).
Option 1 - Using .htaccess
There are a few things for .htaccess to work correctly:
SMF 2.0 was using normal URLs, like "https://www.domain.com/smf/index.php?board=5.0"
During the import to Xenforo, you choose to retain ID's
Open your .htaccess...
I'm doing research into my SEO and uncovered some interesting findings in my Google Search Console data that I wanted to share.
First, a bit about my site: it's 18 years old and runs on a combination of WordPress (for the homepage and articles) and XenForo 1.5. Both installations are large...
Hello all :)
Sorry for my poor English.
I have a lot of google cover errors with my index. I have quotes pages that are referenced problems.
How to put them in nofollow no index?
Thank you so much for your help
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...
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...
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).
Version : 1.9.1
In case of problem, or bad translation ask me or @SyTry !
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:
so the pattern is:
How do I...
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...