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How does xenforo achieve pretty google search results?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Rho Delta, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    Search 8wayrun for example. The way google displays the site description and pages is very pretty. What was the method used to achieve this? I am trying to get something similar to work on a drupal site I own but it does not look good at all in search results right now.
     
  2. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    Those are called Site Links and it has nothing to do with the site running on xf.
     
  3. taylor_smith

    taylor_smith Well-Known Member

    Using Google Webmasters, you can try to minimize the ranking of certain urls, but it's not possible (far as I know) to force the appearance of sitelinks in results. Snippets, you have a bit more control over.
     
  4. Rho Delta

    Rho Delta Well-Known Member

    How does it pick up the site description that we enter in the ACP? Mainly what I need is my site description to show up...
     
  5. taylor_smith

    taylor_smith Well-Known Member

    Ah, that description is the snippet. You can suggest to Google what you'd like your snippet to be by adding your text in your title. E.g., <title>Stratics is proud to serve as a career path in gaming. We are a family - welcome home!</title> XF is set just to show your board title there, but if you'd like to add more to it, you can edit <title></title> in the PAGE_CONTAINER template.
     
  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    It's pulled directly from your title and meta tags on those pages.
     
  7. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

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