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Lack of Interest Keywords Input

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Spenser, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    Will there be a feature to add keywords to threads?
    I really can't tell what this will improve regards SEO, but most people think it does if they are put into the HTML source.

    Any ideas?
  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Do you mean the tag system?
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Sure, but he said "keyword(s)" so that means for each thread, hopefully, we can add a tag that also acts as a meta-tag.
  4. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    that is something vbseo does. using the tags as meta keywords. though as per popular belief. meta keywords are no longer used by SEs. though description is still fairly used.
  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Yes, but together, they're deadly. I meant the combination of description and keywords.
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    well there is no harmful effects. :D that is what i can say about it.
  7. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    I guess the're two different things.
  8. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    I think they're still used. You need to use keywords that match the text, though.
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Forget thread tags if that's what you're thinking about. It will do little for on page SEO. Keywords in your content (<title>, <H> , <p>...) is what really counts. And the meta description to a lesser degree. I've been doing this SEO stuff for years, and these are my personal findings over that time.
  10. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I can see keywords helping as long as they are randomly generated and don't give users the ability to edit them. I've always hated tags like "{name} sucks" - irrelevant. vBulletin's tag system I'm not very fond of either.
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    That's what I said below:
  12. Michael

    Michael Active Member

    I think XF should allow us to enter keywords and perhaps generate them automatically for pages other than the index from the posted content, not sure if that would work but at least for them on the homepage. They might not be important for Google rankings but other search engines do use them and with there being no this script = index type conditionals available to us I think this is a must.

    Sorry if this has been suggested before.

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  13. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Its been suggested before, but the developers downplay the importance of it.

    Its hard enough right now to launch an xenforo website relying on search engines. Therefore, I would agree with you right now.

    When someone enters a keyword - it finds other websites, not ours. For example, www.mw2forums.com is keyword-rich. But because its a new software, and because its not SEO-heavy, the rankings for the site is LOWER to the bottom; so whoever searches the variants of mw2forums keywords - won't see my website first. Instead, its a pre-established website. :(

    Its the same thing true for my marvel vs capcom 3 [xenforo] website.

    So, this suggestion gets approval from me.

    EDIT: Hm. That's wierd, the last time I searched 'mvc3forum' [on google] the site was nowhere in the #1 spot, or even close. :confused:

    And like I said, 'mvc3 forum' ends up on #3, when before it was WAY out of the rankings for that keyword.

    Yahoo shows 'mvc3forum' is nowhere to be found on first page. And 'mvc3 forum' is nowhere to be found in first page.
    Michael likes this.
  14. Michael

    Michael Active Member

    I think in general the forums SEO as bog standard is rather decent, just not having auto generated keywords for each thread and the inability to manually add them due to no this script = index type feature isnt so good considering there is other search engines out there that use them. I dont think for a second that all of us solely rely on Google, the software should be ready for all of the popular search engines.

    If anyone wants this please like the first post as otherwise I dont think it gets implemented :)
    Carlos likes this.
  15. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I agree. For example, Bing is a new search engine, and its already generating leads for blog I run. I also saw baidu in my forum - so I sense that if I capitalize on that... I could gain more visitors, from all around the world.
  16. Zephyr

    Zephyr Well-Known Member

    Hello, read this:

    Google translate:

    (Forum name)
    (Predefined keyword)
    (Topic link)

    Elder, Scrolls, Morrowind

    Elder, Scrolls, Oblivion

    The, Elder, Scrolls, Skyrim

    Elder, Scrolls, Online

    membre, presentation

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