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Hi,

I'm using

MyBB Version 1.8.11
PHP Version 7.0.17
SQL Engine MySQLi 5.6.23

C panel  Version 62.0 (build 17)
Theme
x3
Apache Version
2.2.31
PHP Version
5.3.29
MySQL Version
5.6.23-cll-lve
Architecture
x86_64
Operating System
Linux

I've tried enabling search engine friendly URLs in the admin panel, and have renamed the htaccess.txt file as per the instructions.

What I am getting now though are links like this

https://miichoice.co.uk/forum-7.html
https://miichoice.co.uk/thread-38.html
https://miichoice.co.uk/forum-32.html

This wasn't really what I was expecting to see and they aren't very descriptive as the process suggests they should be.

Any idea what may be going wrong? what else I need to do to get this working properly.

Thanks

BKS
Hi,

Please check Google SEO plugin for proper SEO friendly URLs.. Smile

Plugin link on MyBB Extend site
You'll need to use the Google SEO plugin.
Thanks guys.

I was really hoping to avoid using plugins. I would rather put the relevant code into the right places. Is that really not viable?
(04-06-2017, 11:11 PM)bestkeptsecret Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks guys.

I was really hoping to avoid using plugins. I would rather put the relevant code into the right places. Is that really not viable?

Not really. The plugin system is designed *exactly* for this kind of thing. To allow users to extend their forum without making core edits. Embrace it.
Ok so I went with it and I now have descriptive URL's. Wink

I also edited my index page and added Meta description and tags, as well as an <h3> heading in the body so it sits just below the title. Consequence of the efforts are here - https://miichoice.co.uk/

My site is now appearing on the front pages of Google, Bing and Yahoo!!! under a search for 'UK Politics Forum'

I'd like to come up under more than just that search term, so I've still got a bit of work to do, but that's a massive step forward from where I was.

Thanks again for the guidance.
There is no way how to make it without a plugin -> use Google SEO - amazing plugin
@bestkeptsecret,

Thanks for your post!
After seeing your forum seo link I also added google seo plugin for mybb 1.8+
Now my forum url are title based and it is awesome.

Which kind of sitemap tool you use?
I created topics on my forum 5 days ago but google didn't crawl my pages yet.
my forum link: http://refbankers.com/forum

Site map: http://refbankers.com/forum/sitemap-index.xml

Please help me so that I can make google crawl my pages and index in search results as soon as I post.

Thank You!
(05-16-2017, 06:08 AM)c0nan Wrote: [ -> ]@bestkeptsecret,

Thanks for your post!
After seeing your forum seo link I also added google seo plugin for mybb 1.8+
Now my forum url are title based and it is awesome.

Which kind of sitemap tool you use?
I created topics on my forum 5 days ago but google didn't crawl my pages yet.
my forum link: http://refbankers.com/forum

Site map: http://refbankers.com/forum/sitemap.xml

Please help me so that I can make google crawl my pages and index in search results as soon as I post.

Thank You!

Google has crawled and indexed your pages. Check with site:refbankers.com/forum/

Use the sitemap option of the Google SEO plugin.

And @bestkeptsecret. it's better to replace the <h3> with <h1>
@Ashley1,

Thank You very much.

@Ashley1,

Can you please tell me how I can add <h1> heading in my content(threads) like @bestkeptsecret did.
Or if there is any plugin?

Thank You!
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