asiaexpat wrote:i found errors in 2 of the paths i had bb instead of BB--i changed it and it seems ok now
And that's why I told you to output topic URLs instead on post on the index, which I'll help you out to do.
The thing is, while Search engine Optimising, one of our first goal is to reduce drastically the number of duplicate one site have.
Using phpBB, post URLs (viewtopic.php?p
=xx) are duplicates of the topic URLs (viewtopic.php?t
=xx), as topics are composed of post (sic).
So here I decided not to inject titles in post's URLs, but rather to statically rewrite them (as you see the mixed technique is useful) instead, and this for a very simple reason :
If we'd rewrite the post URLs injecting titles in them, we'd end up with URLs like these : title-of-the-topic-vp
xx.html (it's title-of-the-topic-vt
yy.html for the topic hosting it).
And many bots still do no accept wild-cards (*) in robots.txt, so, it's kind of impossible to disallow for sure the crawl of post's URLs this way, while if we statically rewrite them, we just end up adding one single line in the robots.txt :
- Code: Select all
Disallow : /phpbbpath/post
The links works, but just will never be cached, as the topic's URLs will be the one in cache, with keywords in URLs, the one which will end up with PageRank.
And it is actually very important to concentrate our PageRank on our best URLs (here the topics, as they get paginated and host all posts).
Then, talking bout the supposed user experience only webmaster care about, thing like "ho but my user will see postxx.html ...." (I say it like this because I never heard a single user talk about URLs if not webmaster himself
), don't worry, the Zero duplicate program
I'll soon release will trash all those, there will be no more post URLs outputted in the forum, well, there will, but there will be following the topic URL standard right away