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This was just released as a new standard by the three big SEOs.

MyBB SEO efforts would be GREATLY improved if someone released a plugin that automatically did this, or if the new version of MyBB had this built in.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.c...nical.html
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#2
Very interesting, and yes, this would be great integration as a MyBB plugin or eventual core feature. In webmaster tools I keep getting duplicate content notices because of different forum display parameters.
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#3
Zash,

Exactly. This would pretty much solve most of the problems with MyBB and SEO (even though the URLs are now SEO compliant).

Here is how I would see it working:

Main Thread: Link ref would be the main page
Page 2 of thread: Link ref would be page 2
etc

This would strip all sessions, various URLs, etc so many more pages would get indexed.
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I am probably going to do this to my forums via the HTML templates today or tomorrow, it shouldn't be too hard.
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I am going to look deeper into this.
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(2009-02-16, 11:04 PM)labrocca Wrote: I am going to look deeper into this.

Awesome! Please let us know what you find. Thanks!
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#7
Is this/will it be something in Google Webmasters that we can set??
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(2009-02-17, 11:51 AM)MattR Wrote: Is this/will it be something in Google Webmasters that we can set??
No, I think it is just another HTML standard like the nofollow attribute.
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#9
It's not really an HTML standard, it's like a microformat to HTML.
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For a forum, you'd probably just need to have something like this in your showthread template:
<link rel="canonical" href="{$mybb->settings['bburl']}/showthread.php?tid={$thread['tid']}&amp;page={$page}" />
(not sure if the above is correct, just posting off the top of my head)
showthread would be the most important. I guess you could do it to other places, but I doubt it'd be as important.
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