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Posted on: 2007/11/3 14:41
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#11

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Heya riceking!


Quote:

riceking wrote:
Hello, aproape, thanks to your reply!
Quote:

most importantly, you have the topic title in the url which in turn does help with SEO.


However, I have 3 doubts:

1)Does the topic title in the url help with SEO?



Yep.

All search engines look at the URL contents - be it towards an external site or internally pointing to you, the keywords in the URL - matter.

Quote:

2)If the topic title in the url helps with SEO, but the topic title is non-english(Chinese, for example), can it be written in URL?

3)If the CBB URL does not support non-english, is the hack still SEO?


Well, why don't you give it a try - and see if it works? *smile*

I published the code exactly for this reason.. so anyone can take it and adapt it to their needs. They might find it useful - or not - everyone has different configurations and goals.

We have no asian/kanji/etc sites on XOOPS and therefore no way to test it..

Let us know what you find out! *smile*


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1000ac

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Posted on: 2007/11/4 19:34
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#12

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

I installed this mod in the last version of XOOPS but the keywords are not being displayed in the URL.
Here is how the URL is showing:
/forum/t/331//?&forum=23
Is there any update for this mod?
I really need something like that.

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Posted on: 2007/11/4 20:35
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#13

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Hi there 1000ac,

Quote:

1000ac wrote:
I installed this mod in the last version of XOOPS but the keywords are not being displayed in the URL.
Here is how the URL is showing:
/forum/t/331//?&forum=23
Is there any update for this mod?
I really need something like that.


First of all - thanks for the feedback.

I have a few questions on the above:

1. Do you have Suin's Simplified URLs installed?
2. Last version of XOOPS => are you running v2.0.17.1?
3. Are you running CBB v3.08 or another version?

We are running for the moment v2.0.16 - we'll upgrade to v2.0.17.1 in about 1weeks - 2week at most and if this hack needs any changes, we'll implement them right away.

For now - we haven't installed 2.0.17.x yet therefore I have no idea if it works with it or not out of the box.

Please let me know.. thanks!


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1000ac

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Posted on: 2007/11/4 22:46
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#14

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

I upgraded the site today and here is what I have:
XOOPS 2.0.17.1
NewBB 2.02
Suin simplified URL disabled after the upgrade.
I thought I downloaded CBB but I guess the problem is from there.
I tried to look for CBB v3.08 in the Module Repository section but I can't find it.
All I see is CBB 1.16 and CBB 2.32.
Are you talking about the module in this website?
http://www.xoopsaddons.org/modules/wf ... lefile.php?cid=13&lid=899
Thank you for your fast support.

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Posted on: 2007/11/4 23:33
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#15

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Hi there 1000ac,

Quote:

1000ac wrote:
I upgraded the site today and here is what I have:
XOOPS 2.0.17.1
NewBB 2.02
Suin simplified URL disabled after the upgrade.
I thought I downloaded CBB but I guess the problem is from there.
I tried to look for CBB v3.08 in the Module Repository section but I can't find it.
All I see is CBB 1.16 and CBB 2.32.
Are you talking about the module in this website?
http://www.xoopsaddons.org/modules/wf ... lefile.php?cid=13&lid=899


Indeed - the problem you described seems to be from the difference in CBB version [the header generator doesn't use the same variable - most likely].

The URL you gave me seems valid - I also found this one:

https://xoops.org/modules/newbb/viewto ... p?topic_id=61027&forum=11

Quote:

Thank you for your fast support.


You're welcome

Let me know if this solves the problem..


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Posted on: 2007/11/4 23:46
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#16

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

I have the correct CBB version now but the URL's are still not showing correctly.
To view a forum I have:
/forum/f/24//
and to view a topic I have the old URL's without including the folder where XOOPS is located:
/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=263&forum=24
I have it in a temporary folder and you can take a look here:
-http://www.mustangv8.com/en/modules/newbb/

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Posted on: 2007/11/4 23:53
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#17

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Good morning 1000ac,

Quote:

1000ac wrote:
I have the correct CBB version now but the URL's are still not showing correctly.
To view a forum I have:
/forum/f/24//
and to view a topic I have the old URL's without including the folder where XOOPS is located:
/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=263&forum=24
I have it in a temporary folder and you can take a look here:
-http://www.mustangv8.com/en/modules/newbb/


First of all, I have to ask - did you apply all the instructions from my original post _after_ installing v3.08?

[I tried to take a look at the temp site you provided but it's closed for maintenance ]

It seems that you are missing some of the code that generates those URLs properly.

Please let me know - thanks!


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Posted on: 2007/11/5 0:23
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#18

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Quote:
[I included these two lines already in a text file in the archive - considering these forums are breaking up the lines].


I don't know what you mean above but other than that, yes I applied everything as you described.

Here is what I have in seo_url.php

<?php
if (!defined("XOOPS_ROOT_PATH") || !defined("XOOPS_URL") ) {
    exit();
}

define('REAL_MODULE_NAME''newbb');
define('SEO_MODULE_NAME''forum');

ob_start('seo_urls');

......


The header.php file is the one you give us and the htaccess is modified with the correct new forum name and works.
Sorry for keeping the site closed but it's open now :)

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Posted on: 2007/11/5 3:07
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#19

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

Bonjour 1000ac!

Quote:

1000ac wrote:
Quote:
[I included these two lines already in a text file in the archive - considering these forums are breaking up the lines].


I don't know what you mean above but other than that, yes I applied everything as you described.

Here is what I have in seo_url.php

<?php
if (!defined("XOOPS_ROOT_PATH") || !defined("XOOPS_URL") ) {
    exit();
}

define('REAL_MODULE_NAME''newbb');
define('SEO_MODULE_NAME''forum');

ob_start('seo_urls');

......


The header.php file is the one you give us and the htaccess is modified with the correct new forum name and works.
Sorry for keeping the site closed but it's open now :)


OK - I took a quick look at your site [thx for opening it! ]:

The only major difference I see is the /en/ in the url - are you using a multi-language patch or something similar?

Besides that - I would have to somehow be able to debug what is happening - it seems that the topic variable is not populated/sent to the url.. hmmm.

A bientot,
aproape

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Posted on: 2007/11/5 4:20
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#20

Re: SEO hack for CBB v3.08

No there is no multi language patch, the english section is running with XOOPS while the french one is running with phpbb and wordpress.
I will try to downgrade XOOPS to the same version as yours tomorrow and see what happens. I have to have your mod running on my forum
Merci beaucoup Aproape.