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SEO and xF

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by JamesBrown, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    I have a website that has a wordpress front end with a seperate xF forum. The forum is used normally (there is no bridge) and occasionally I post articles in WP with links to discuss them further in the forum,

    I use a sitemap generation tool for the wordpress installation but the forum content is of course not included in the sitemap. Does this mean the search engines will only trawl what is in my sitemap thereby only indexing the WP stuff.

    Is there a way for an idiot to generate a site map that included WP and xF content. Thanks
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Sitemaps can help search engines to find all pages on your site. I don't know how much it helps. I have never had any problems with search engines not automatically finding and indexing my forum pages.

    A quick Google search reveals several free sitemap services. Maybe some one else can recommend a specific service as I have never used any of them.
     
  3. Blandt

    Blandt Well-Known Member

    Try to link your content from the forum to your WP installation ... post an article which deep link into the forum.... Spiders will follow ;)
     
  4. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    There is no xf+wp sitemap generator currently. Like you, i have the sitemap for WP and another one generated by the free vb plugin from vBSEO.

    Obviously, I would love to have a sitemap generator in XF.
     

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