Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Maximum SEO for SMF?

  1. #1
    Aziz's Avatar
    Aziz is offline no investment, no glory
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    736
    Thanks
    588
    Thanked 243 Times in 168 Posts

    Exclamation Maximum SEO for SMF?

    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me how to make a SMF forum as Search Engine optimized as possible? How to make it SE-Friendly and avoid situations like duplicated content etc.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    chetanmadaan is offline Unknown Net Builder
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

  3. Thanked by:

    Aziz (16 December, 2009)

  4. #3
    texashiker's Avatar
    texashiker is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
    SMF can be a difficult one to SEO for. There is this one kinda big SMF forum that I am a member of. It has 52,127 threads, and 629,718 Posts - google has only indexed 1,820 pages of that forum.

    From around July 2008 - January 2009 I ran an SMF forum. When I switched to VB in Janaury, the number of pages that google crawled daily went up by 4 or 5 times.

    I highly recommend a sitemap generator, and put some site links to some of the important sections in the footer of the forum.

    If you have a blog somewhere, provide site links to some of the forum sections, and deep link to some of the threads.

  5. Thanked by:

    Aziz (16 December, 2009)

  6. #4
    garfish's Avatar
    garfish is offline I'm Not Sure.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    848
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    i think there are plugins/mod for optimizing SMF forums.

  7. #5
    Aziz's Avatar
    Aziz is offline no investment, no glory
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    736
    Thanks
    588
    Thanked 243 Times in 168 Posts
    thanks guys, it helped a lot. I have installed some mods like (pretty urls, sitemap generator) and more mods to make it SEO friendly and also restricted pages like sort, action and msg to avoid any duplicated content / titles etc. If you would like to see the forum you can visit at TPS Forums - Index and tell me what you think

    Sitemap
    http://www.top-private-servers.com/robots.txt
    Example of pretty url: Forums Launched

  8. #6
    garfish's Avatar
    garfish is offline I'm Not Sure.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    848
    Blog Entries
    12
    Thanks
    155
    Thanked 57 Times in 54 Posts
    nice theme. i do have a SMF too. Cebu PC Tech - Index but haven't optimize it yet.
    let me know if the SEO mod works.

  9. #7
    texashiker's Avatar
    texashiker is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
    I highly recommend that you get rid of that standard captcha phrase and get recaptacha installed.

    The spam bots broke the standard SMF captcha phrase a long time ago. If that is your only spam protection, your gonna be flooded pretty soon.

  10. Thanked by:

    Aziz (16 December, 2009)

  11. #8
    Aziz's Avatar
    Aziz is offline no investment, no glory
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    736
    Thanks
    588
    Thanked 243 Times in 168 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by texashiker View Post
    I highly recommend that you get rid of that standard captcha phrase and get recaptacha installed.

    The spam bots broke the standard SMF captcha phrase a long time ago. If that is your only spam protection, your gonna be flooded pretty soon.
    Oh, thanks! there were actually some suspicious accounts created but there were no spam posts. thank you for the advice, I will update it soon along with a website revamp. I'll be requesting reviews on it when it's out

    P.S @whatthehell: the mods do work! and I think they're effective and made the forums SE-Friendly specially the URLS
    Last edited by Aziz; 17 January, 2010 at 09:45 AM.

  12. Thanked by:

    garfish (16 December, 2009)

  13. #9
    texashiker's Avatar
    texashiker is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    262
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 56 Times in 46 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Aziz View Post
    Oh, thanks! there were actually some suspicious accounts created but there were no spam posts.
    The accounts might get created now, but may not receive any post. A couple of weeks later you will get up one morning, and find your forum filled with all kinds of spam.

    When I installed recaptcha, about 90% - 95% of the spam stopped.

    It was getting really bad there for a little while, 3 - 5 spammers a day were signing up.

  14. Thanked by:

    Aziz (17 December, 2009)

Similar Threads

  1. Which site gets you maximum traffic?
    By Snak3 in forum Social Bookmarking
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 30 September, 2014, 06:51 AM
  2. Google giving maximum priority
    By joy1986joy in forum Promoting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16 July, 2010, 16:44 PM
  3. [Suggestion] Maximum Search Results to Return
    By Qryztufre in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24 September, 2009, 09:46 AM
  4. Which Search Engine Gives You The Maximum Hits?
    By Farrhad A in forum Search Engine News
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 28 July, 2009, 07:07 AM
  5. How to set maximum number of tags on homepage?
    By Aquarezz in forum Wordpress
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 26 June, 2009, 19:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •