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RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - mkoontz - 02-04-2012 01:04 PM
(02-04-2012 11:44 AM)frostschutz Wrote: You should be able to hide a file with .htaccess (so it raises a real 404 instead).
Great! Thank you for the help. It worked like a charm! I'm not too familiar with the coding so didn't know I could do that.
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - frostschutz - 02-04-2012 01:06 PM
Search engines like Google ignore the meta keywords tag. You can add a meta description for your forums main site to the index and/or portal template though.
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012 04:27 PM
(02-04-2012 12:41 AM)frostschutz Wrote:arka Wrote:3) Clicked on the "sitemap" button but got this:
Reading the documentations I have come across this bit (my bold):
Quote:There is no sitemap.xml fileso if I access
I do see something, but am I seeing what I am supposed to see?
Instead the "sitemap" link from the forum points to
Is this correct?
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - ranjani - 02-04-2012 04:44 PM
^ @Arka, as you have observed, there is no sitemap.xml ; it is sitemap-index.html . this file can be submitted to the search engines ..
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012 04:53 PM
(02-04-2012 04:44 PM)ranjani Wrote: ^ @Arka, as you have observed, there is no sitemap.xml ; it is sitemap-index.html . this file can be submitted to the search engines ..Thanks for that.
Must I alter the link on my forum (wherever that might be defined) or is it irrelevant?
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - frostschutz - 02-04-2012 04:56 PM
Google SEO does not (should not) add a link to a sitemap.xml anywhere - where do you see that?
Only place where it puts a link is in the admin cp plugin status page and that one should point correctly to sitemap-index.xml. The only purpose of it is to help board admins find their sitemap (people kept asking where it is to be found)
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012 05:02 PM
I have a link on my forum at the bottom of the main page on the right hand side (I didn't put it there). I just clicked on it to see what the "site map" looks like and got the error I was telling you about earlier on.
If the link is redundant I can try to get rid of it (if I can find where it is). However, I have noticed that quite often sites have a "sitemap" link, although I never really understood what it was for
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - ranjani - 02-04-2012 05:10 PM
OFF TOPIC : ^ that link appears to be from the theme ; check index_boardstats template of the theme for that link & remove it ..
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - frostschutz - 02-04-2012 05:13 PM
You probably installed some other sitemap plugin at some point ... or it came with the theme.
RE: Google SEO 1.6.2 - Arka - 02-04-2012 05:15 PM
No, it came with the theme (I certainly never installed it )
Shall I get rid of it?
Just checked the admin panel and found this next to your plugin:
Quote:Google Search Engine Optimization as described in the official Google's SEO starter guide. Please see the documentation for details.
Am I expected to take some action?
The "!" are actually warning signs (triangle with an exclamation mark); the "v" is a tick.
Since installing the plugin I have done nothing except enabling all the 5 "sections" (and making some forums invisible to Google).
I have just added the meta tags to the index and portal templates (see earlier message).