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SEO and posting titles

Postby darkone » Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:17 pm

I am using this mod right now (advanced SEO mod and meta tag mod) and I have been noticing the titles of my pages when you view source are very long and probably not good for the sites SEO.

If I view source on a random page I see something like this:

<title>Adult-ChitChat.com | Adult Forum Community | Adult Chat Forums &bull; View topic - Give This History Exam A Try!</title>

What files would I need to adjust to make the title look something like this:

<title>Give This History Exam A Try! - Adult-ChitChat.com</title>

Basically topic name and then site name and that's it none of that other stuff.


Thanks for any help on this.

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Postby HB » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:11 pm

Take a look at the threads linked from the Similar Topics list directly below my post. I think one of them will answer your question.
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Postby darkone » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:30 am

I was able to get my title to show up before the site address. But I can't seem to remove the 'View Topic' or 'View Forum' appended to the beginning of the title.

I tried looking in the functions.php code and I couldn't really find a place to edit to change this. Can someone give some guidance on how to remove this.

Thanks

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Postby HB » Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:55 am

See the code excerpt from viewtopics.php below. Also look at page_header($page_title) and overall_header.html (PAGE_TITLE) to see how the variables are used.

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// Output the page
page_header($user->lang['VIEW_TOPIC'] .' - ' . $topic_data['topic_title']);


Or just install this:

http://downloads.phpbb-seo.com/phpbb-se ... les-7.html
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