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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: Replayuk on May 22, 2020, 03:37:46 AM

Title: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Replayuk on May 22, 2020, 03:37:46 AM
Even though i have install a mod file that works fine, I would like to insert my very own meta tags to the smf i`v installed but i`m unsure where to put or edit the file i need to insert the code into, On the meta tag data i`ve got it says to do this below, I forgot to add that i do have tinyportal installed as well.

Copy the following lines of code and insert them between the <HEAD> and </head> tags in your HTML document. That's it!

So if anyone can help on what file to edit to install that code i would be very greatful.

Thankyou
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Arantor on May 22, 2020, 04:18:23 AM
What lines are you putting in? Putting in the same meta tag for every single page on the site doesn’t seem especially helpful.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Replayuk on May 22, 2020, 05:07:02 AM
The above is just giving an example of what to
Do , I've not posted the meta tag content, what i
Needed to know is what file in smf to edit and insert
The meta tag code I have.

Thankyou for the fast reply , I posted this from my phone,  so if it looks a bit different you'll understand why.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Arantor on May 22, 2020, 06:37:38 AM
Here’s the problem, the file you edit changes it for every single page in your forum. And if you change the meta tags for every single page, it’s problematic at best.

This is why you were strongly advised to use the Optimus mod so that you get different meta tags for different pages based on their content.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Replayuk on May 22, 2020, 07:04:53 AM
Ah ok so I shouldn't bother inserting the meta code and just stick with the mod you told me to use.

Ok I'll do what you advised I was just wondering if it would make the listing better that's all.

Thankyou for replying back.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Kindred on May 22, 2020, 09:37:13 PM
Meta tags are basically ignored as far as search engines go, anyway.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Antechinus on May 23, 2020, 02:06:13 AM
Yep. They're very much a 90's thing. Nobody really bothers with them these days.
Title: Re: Meta-Tag help to get the best listing
Post by: Replayuk on May 23, 2020, 04:12:54 AM
All i was bothered about was it being listing in the right areas, but its been great for all the advice and help as i`ve gone along.

Thankyou everyone