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Google loves XenForo's Resource Manager

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Adam Howard, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    You'll notice something extra on Google now when you search for XenForo add-ons :love:

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  2. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    So google picks up on Resources easily and lists them. WONDERFUL
    Bodes well for my RMA.
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  3. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    There's nothing that surprising here, actually.

    The RM pages have a decently high signal to noise ratio (like the rest of XF, really), and the notion that Google can, shock horror, examine the page contents to find something specifically identified in the source as a rating value... should not be a surprise to anyone here.
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  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Well yes... there is of course that....

    But I think the key point being that Google recognizes the rating system in the resource manager and adds the stars to match (Google's own stars that they use for their various rating system)

    So now you can see the rating even via a Google search ;)
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  5. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    No but it's wise not to take for granted with google, so this is welcome confirmation.
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  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    bobster's showcase addon does that too.

    Screen Shot 2013-06-06 at 7.44.38 PM.png
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  7. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    You mean like how everyone seems to be under the impression that Google gives away a bunch of stuff for free?
  8. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    Because HTML5!
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  10. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Interesting, wonder what the specific criteria would be to get the rating listed? doing my own search for products in my own instance of the RR Yield the results minus the ratings?
  11. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What version are you running? All you need is the micro data, which was introduced in 1.0.1.

    It's just added HTML. (y)
  12. Arantor

    Arantor Active Member

    Yup, it's just specific tweaks to the HTML that aren't user visible but give more context to the content for Google. That's something the XF team excel at - getting the tiny details right.
  13. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    1.1.4.. Possibly the overviews where slurped up by the bots before the products had been rated.
  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Version of the resource manager. XF version won't help display them.
  15. sonnb

    sonnb Well-Known Member

    As I have commented on MicroData thread, we seem still lack of price data.


    The price is not shown up from results by RM.
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  16. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You need 1.1.5 as well. :)
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  17. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

    I'm seeing duplicate content issues in Webmaster Tools related to Resource Manager. I wonder if there is a robots.txt addition we could make to correct it.

    Screen Shot 2013-06-07 at 9.22.36 AM.png
  18. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

  19. cmeinck

    cmeinck Well-Known Member

  20. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    Judging from your screenshot, just set page as an parameter that changes the content of a site, or just add it as an parameter, and let googlebot decide. Most of the time, they discover that stuff by them self, in my WMT they have already figured out the page parameter there.

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