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Search Engine Optimization [message #22395] Tue, 01 February 2005 06:08 Go to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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Hi,

To maximize search engine exposure, please consider adding the following meta tags to the templates:

Message pages or threads:
   <META NAME="robots" content="INDEX,FOLLOW">

Forum and Message Indexes:
   <META NAME="robots" content="NOINDEX,FOLLOW">

All other pages:
   <META NAME="robots" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW">

The above will ensure that spiders do not index pages that don't contain important data, or that is too volatile. For example, I would hate to see all my users on Google, but few of the messages. Even worst, the message indexes are indexed, but when the users visit, the data is not on that page anymore.

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Frank
Re: Search Engine Optimization [message #22404 is a reply to message #22395] Tue, 01 February 2005 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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Search strategies differ from site to site. What works for you may not work for other people, therefor I'd rather leave this for each forum owner to decide for themselves.

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Re: Search Engine Optimization [message #22405 is a reply to message #22404] Tue, 01 February 2005 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
naudefj is currently offline  naudefj   South Africa
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What is the best way to implement something like this? Can one embed PHP code to check against the URL in header.templ?

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Re: Search Engine Optimization [message #22406 is a reply to message #22405] Tue, 01 February 2005 15:09 Go to previous message
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Yes, you can embed a php script or code inside the forum header that will be used to determine which META tag to send.

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