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Offline LT07

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SMF SEO [Was:smf vs phpbb3]
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:03:09 AM »
In my opinion smf is a superior forum however phpbb indexes perfectly in the search engines, smf does not.
Since SE traffic is important to me I will have to drop smf if no solution is found :(
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 11:03:33 AM by H »

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Re: smf vs phpbb3
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 06:34:56 AM »
Why don't you suggest some possible reasons for the problem then?
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Re: smf vs phpbb3
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 07:06:33 AM »
SMF has SEO mods. The devs have also stated that SEO will be improved in future versions
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Re: smf vs phpbb3
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 07:14:15 AM »
Why don't you suggest some possible reasons for the problem then?

I don't know the reason I just know the problem exists and has done for a long time.

All links in smf that use "index.pht?action=" index perfectly in google (and they are the ones you don't want to be indexed) and the rest google ignores.

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Re: smf vs phpbb3
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 07:22:56 AM »
SMF has SEO mods. The devs have also stated that SEO will be improved in future versions

smf does not need mods to improve seo it needs the code that blocks spiders removing!!

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Re: Re: smf vs phpbb3
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 11:04:11 AM »
I split this as it is turning into more of a seperate discussion :)

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it needs the code that blocks spiders removing!!

Not entirely sure what you're referring to here
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Re: SMF SEO [Was:smf vs phpbb3]
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 11:16:47 AM »
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Not entirely sure what you're referring to here
The noindex meta I think.
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