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Changing Page Titles to improve SEO

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Big_Dog, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Big_Dog

    Big_Dog Member

    I'm not a programmer so please bear with me. My site is http://polydog.org
    I'm trying to change page titles to improve my SEO. For example, my H1 title is "Featured Threads". I want it to be "Polydog Language Forum". So I dug around, and think that I need to go into the cta_featuredthreads_featured template and modify this code:

    <xen:if is="@ctaFtRemovePageTitle">
    <xen:h1></xen:h1>
    <xen:elseif is="@ctaFtSetPageTitle" />
    <xen:h1>{$xenOptions.boardTitle}</xen:h1>
    <xen:else />
    <xen:h1>{xen: phrase cta_ft_featured_threads}</xen:h1>
    <xen:title>{xen: phrase cta_ft_featured_threads}{xen:helper pagenumber, $page}</xen:title>
    </xen:if>

    Questions:
    1) Assuming I'm on the right track, what does the code need to look like to make this change?
    2) What other page titles would you recommend I change to improve SEO? Someone suggested editing PAGE_CONTAINER, for example.
    3) Any other SEO suggestions?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    For the Featured Thread page it's a Style Property.

    upload_2014-6-10_9-23-10.png

    So assuming your board title is "Polydog Language Forum", you just need to check that.
    Otherwise, edit the phrase between the xen:h1 tags and replace it with Polydog Language Forum.
     
  3. Big_Dog

    Big_Dog Member

    It's different, so should the code look like this?

    <xen:if is="@ctaFtRemovePageTitle">
    <xen:h1></xen:h1>
    <xen:elseif is="@ctaFtSetPageTitle" />
    <xen:h1>Polydog Language Forum</xen:h1>
    <xen:else />
    <xen:h1>{xen: phrase cta_ft_featured_threads}</xen:h1>
    <xen:title>{xen: phrase cta_ft_featured_threads}{xen:helper pagenumber, $page}</xen:title>
    </xen:if>
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Only if you have the set page title option selected.

    Otherwise edit the final h1.
     
  5. Big_Dog

    Big_Dog Member

    thanks!
     

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