[META] Not Working Correctly

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[META] Not Working Correctly

Postby gigist » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:40 am

First and foremost, thank you for the excellent mods!

Let's get right to it, here's a screenie:

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The description is just copying the title of the topic. Where you see the colon (:) to the left of that there was the websites URL (or name, depending what was set in the ACP).

I'm using PHPBB2.

Thanks,

P.S: if there is another topic on this, could you please point me in that direction (I've been looking but haven't come up with a solid answer).
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dexposito » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:02 pm

I am having exactly the same problem :(
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dcz » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:29 am

on what (type of) page(s) ?
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dexposito » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:49 pm

dcz wrote:on what (type of) page(s) ?


The individual posts: viewtopic.php

Ex: http://www.forum.paganfederation.org/vi ... php?t=2768

Thanks a lot for your answer! :D
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dcz » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:06 pm

You have tywo set of meta tags, this indicates that you did not remove the original static meta tags from (all) your overall_header template(s). A part from that, the second set of meta (the dynamic one from the mod) seems ok to me.

-http://www.forum.paganfederation.org/viewtopic.php?t=2768
Code: Select all
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="description" content="Discussions about paganism, wicca and modern witchcraft, asatru, druidism" />
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="description" content="" />
<meta name="author" content="Pagan Federation International">
<meta name="ROBOTS" content="INDEX, NOFOLLOW">
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
<!-- wicca, witchcraft, paganism --><cmt>

<meta name="title" content="View topic - Parliament of the World's Religions - II">
<meta name="description" lang="en" content="Pagan Federation International : View topic - Parliament of the World's Religions - II">
<meta name="keywords" content="000,1893,1988,1993,1999,2004,2009,2011,2014,205,2990,2991,312,500,60601">
<meta name="category" content="general">
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">


You may of course would like to play with excluded words to get better keyword, but it may not be worth the effort, and it indeed seems due to this particular topic content (many numbers).

The mod generate far better keywords hers for example :
-http://www.forum.paganfederation.org/viewtopic.php?t=3865
Code: Select all
<meta name="title" content="View topic - Right to marry in any ceremony .. CANADA">
<meta name="description" lang="en" content="Pagan Federation International : View topic - Right to marry in any ceremony .. CANADA">
<meta name="keywords" content="able,aka,ban,canada,ceremony,change,check,faiths…,federation,fellow,grin,hands,heathen,help,hoping">
<meta name="category" content="general">
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">


Of course, the keyword selection is not perfect, but overall it's good, and IMHO, up to the point where more effort are not worth it in regard to meta keyword actual impact on serps.

If you want to go further in this quest you can read : [Toolkit] Optimizing phpBB meta keywords or use phpBB3 with a better native filtering.
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dexposito » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:19 pm

Hi!

Thank you very much again for your answer.

My concern is not that much about the keywords but about the description, basically because it's the text that is shown in Google or when sharing the post in FB or G+:

<meta name="description" lang="en" content="Pagan Federation International : View topic - Right to marry in any ceremony .. CANADA">

That description is not an excerpt from the post, it's just the topic's title. Isn't the mod supposed to add a proper description taking the first line from the first post?

Regards,

Daniel
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Re: [META] Not Working Correctly

Postby dcz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:19 am

No, this is normal behaviour on phpbb2 version. Tile should though be descriptive enough, the mod cannot do better than your content.

Fix your template to only display the dynamic meta tags and you'll be like 96% close to perfection (where phpBB3 version might reach 98%).
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