Posted on: 2004/10/17 9:21
Hello Folks! :-)
Sorry I haven't had much time lately to continue developing this hack. I've found a lot of discussion regarding this hack if it works, it if doesn't work, if it increases your pagerank, etc.. etc..
I'll try to summarize:
a) It works!
, I'm using it and a lot of other webmasters are using it too.
b) It does have problems
with more than 90% of the modules out there. Most of these problems are caused by incorrect coding or because some modules/templates do not follow Xoops/HTML guidelines.
c) You can get it to work
with almost every module, but you have to be mentally prepared to edit the non-working-module templates to fix incorrect references to images/paths. Some modules (like News module from Xoops) work without any problem.
d) It DOES NOT INCREASE PageRank
. No module/hack can increase pageranking for you. PageRanking is a Google measure of the popularity of a page. It is based in a lot of factors, specially, how many sites/pages are linking to your site, their pagerank, and how many outgoing links they have besides yours. The only way to get a higher PageRank is by getting (directly or indirectly) more sites to link to yours.
e) I never promised this hack would increase PageRank
. I said it could *help* your pages getting indexed by the search engines ( you can check my first post). At the time I first started using it, Google was the only search engine indexing dynamic URLs, and even Google takes its time to index a dynamic site because they don't want to overload your database server asking for 300 Urls/Sec.
f) It is true that if you install this hack and later decide to stop using it, you could get a lot of 404 errors. But it is also true that those 404 errors are from people coming to your site from urls indexed by Search Engines *because* of the hack. Most of those urls probably wouldn't have been indexed if the hack wasn't used at first place.
g) I haven't tested it with newer XOOPS versions
. The only version I tested with was 2.0.6, I'll test it with newer versions soon.
h) I think bbpixel.com is using a modified version of this hack. They haven't contacted me but it seems it is working perfectly for them.
i) I saw somewhere a version 0.7 for download, this shocked me as I don't remember releasing another version after 0.4, LOL
. In fact, the last version I was working on, had a 0.5 on it.
I'll make my best to continue working on this hack, but if there is another developer who would like to continue working on it, I'll be more than glad as long as he/she share the credits.
As always, please feel free to share your questions u opinions.