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El Porcharo

Well-known member
Hello everyone,
I've been monitoring my Google search results for a while now, but I see that my community doesn't look to be properly indexed.

I keep seeing only not more than 9-10 results, and if I'm not mistaking, it's not every time the same results. The board is now been public for almost 1 year, I don't understand why Google is not showing all the other posts and tags (which I have quite a lot).

Automatic sitemap building and submission is configured correctly, does anyone know what this can be due to?
 

quimerics

New member
Yep!
I know, but my niche doesn't have the skills to "discover" this kind of things, that's what I meant. ;)
Also, 90% of traffic is from mobile phone, from where it's impossible to see that (as far as I know). The only thing I see they can do is finding links to the board from other websites, since I see some of them are using Google to search the board name or URL to access (according to my analytics)...



:eek: really? How did you see that?



Content is ok, it's still a small community and posting is under moderation only, except for replies by users with a post count above 20.
Backlinks.... there shouldn't be any bad ones...
I have a diib.com subscription (which I think I'm not going to renew) and I can see all of it is from our WordPress, plus one from another domain that I redirected to the board subdomain (but it's quite not used).

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I don't know any other external source linking to it.


What else would you suggest?
its a know issue the 4/10 results... most of the time it's because of backlinks too spammy or created too fast.

I just see your sitemap.php and it's looks ok for me if google have the good adress.

You need to see at GSC if you have any message at "Security and manual actions"

see also the domain redirections. Redirects also transfer penalties.

ohh, and again for speed, you have 351kb of images in the home page. Try to convert your jpg/png images for webp.
 
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El Porcharo

Well-known member
if you are on VPS
i see you have 451 kb of fonts, you need to use that: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/font-awesome-manager.8407/

Seems like I can't install this great add-on, the support said I would need a dedicated server for this kind of apps or extensions...


its a know issue the 4/10 results... most of the time it's because of backlinks too spammy or created too fast.
I've seen that 47 out of that 48 backlinks are the "Community" menu item in the main menu bar of the WP site... Hope this doesn't negatively affects the ranking............

I just see your sitemap.php and it's looks ok for me if google have the good adress.
Yep, sitemap is auto generated and forwarded as per XF settings

You need to see at GSC if you have any message at "Security and manual actions"
Done, it's clear: there are no notice in there

see also the domain redirections. Redirects also transfer penalties.
There's only a domain redirecting to it, but it's "publicly unknown" for the moment. I don't know how this could penalize the board

you could get rid of embed-build.js
ohh, and again for speed, you have 351kb of images in the home page. Try to convert your jpg/png images for webp.
So I got rid of the embed script from the home page, resized the headers images for the mobile viewport and compressed it a bit more.

Editing the images didn't help much, but removing the script from the forum_list template improved the overall score to from 39 to 61 and TTI has moved from 10,5s to 8,4s

According to the report, things can be still made better, but I'm stuck...

Any other suggestions are welcome :)
 
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