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I have tried numerous times for awhile, but now I realize that its something I really need to fix to improve SEO. I have tried several plugins and used the automatic / enabled the friendly url setting in mybb, but it always breaks the links to all the threads.

I have read tutorials and they suggest to disable no follow and such, and different combinations to try of settings, but nothing seems to work.

One of which plugin is called "SEO Links! (1.1 Beta 1)"

I pasted this data in my .htaccess file as suggested:
# //seo_mod_start
RewriteEngine On
# Uncomment the following and add your forum path if rewrites arent working properly
#RewriteBase /mybb/
RewriteRule ^index.html$ index.php [L,NE]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-t-([0-9]+).html(.*)$ showthread.php?tid=$2$3 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-t-([0-9]+)-([0-9]+).html$ showthread.php?tid=$2&page=$3 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-f-([0-9]+).html(.*)$ forumdisplay.php?fid=$2$3 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-u-([0-9]+).html$ member.php?action=profile&uid=$2 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^members/(.*)-([0-9]+).html$ member.php?action=profile&uid=$2 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)/(.*)-f-([0-9]+).html(.*)$ forumdisplay.php?fid=$2$3 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-f-([0-9]+)-([0-9]+).html(.*)$ forumdisplay.php?fid=$2&page=$3 [QSA,L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-f-([0-9]+)-([a-z]+)(-|-[a-z]+)-([0-9]+)-([0-9]+).html(.*)$ forumdisplay.php?fid=$2&sortby=$3&order=$4&datecut=$5&page=$6$7 [L]
RewriteRule ^(.*)-a-([0-9]+).html$ announcements.php?aid=$2 [L]
# //seo_mod_end

and here are my settings:
Add nofollow? No
Force redirects? Yes
Force Lowercase Keywords Yes
Case compatibility? Yes
URL Type: Using keywords
Directory structure: No
SEO User's Links? Yes
Strip common words? Yes
Max Keywords Control: Yes

I would greatly appreciate any ideas and feedback, thank you very much for your time Smile
tell us if the above referred plugin is working OR not .. however its suggested to use Google SEO plugin (if required) ...
AND not sure the reason for internal SEF URLs not working for you. you can see that this forum itself uses internal SEF URLs ...
I will try google seo. I noticed this forum uses SEF urls but the option doesnt work on my board
Use the Google SEO plugin as suggested.

What's your URL?

Have you renamed htaccess.txt to .htaccess ??

yes I renamed htaccess.txt to .htaccess, I see now that i have htaccess.txt as well as .htaccess on the root. I will mess around with combining them or deleting one, but unfortunately right now I have to leave in a few moments. I truely do appreciate all help and your time, I am just available at really odd and random times. Smile

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