1. ~kevin~

    XF 2.1 $ at the end of robots.txt sitemap location?

    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.
  2. J

    [JUM] Yandex.Metrika 2.0.1

    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.
  3. P

    XF 1.5 Google results displaying old date on forum category pages

    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...
  4. Albanian

    XF 2.1 [Google Webmasters/Console] - Warnings blocked by robots.txt

    Hi, 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 :
  5. Dan Blather

    [XF 2.0] Google will only index about 30% of XenForo URLs

    The site: 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...
  6. Mr. Jinx

    Redirection script for SMF 2.0 2.2

    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 "" During the import to Xenforo, you choose to retain ID's Open your .htaccess...
  7. DeltaHF

    XenForo is outranking WordPress in Google search results on my site

    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...
  8. T

    XF 2.0 SEO, how to desactivate quotes links.

    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
  9. 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...
  10. Alfa1

    Fixed 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...
  11. SyTry

    SEO (SEO2) - French Translation by SyTry 2.2.0

    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 !
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. Alfa1

    Fixed 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.
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Frode789

    Not planned Rich Card support

    Previous thread: 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...