XF 1.5 Remove Thread Prefix from HTML Title for SEO Purposes

Hey Guys,

Is it possible to remove the Thread Prefix from the actual HTML Title
for SEO Purposes.

As you know the earlier that a Keyword comes in the title the better
it will rank for that word.

So for example let say I have i have a thread with a Video of a Dog
Chasing a Cat

The Thread Title on Xenforo would be: "Dog Chases Cat" and the HTML Title for Google
search results would be "Dog Chases Cat" and it would hopefully rank well for that term

If I use a Prefix entitled "Video" so my users can find all the Videos the
the HTML Title for Google search results would be "Video - Dog Chases Cat" which
might not rank as well for "Dog Chases Cat"


Brent W

Well-known member
Edit thread_view template and remove the thread prefix variable from the top title tag.

<xen:title>{xen:helper threadPrefix, $thread, escaped}{$thread.title}{xen:helper pagenumber, $page}</xen:title>
@BamaStangGuy there are two lines with Threadprefix in thar Template

do I take out both?

<xen:title>{xen:helper threadPrefix, $thread, escaped}{$thread.title}{xen:helper pagenumber, $page}</xen:title>
<xen:h1>{xen:helper threadPrefix, $thread}{$thread.title}</xen:h1>