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now days you dont need to submit to search engines, spiders crawl your site once every few days if not every day, so dont bother :) I agree. In fact, the incoming traffic from Google so dwarfs the rest, I have considered blocking all but the top 3 under the "put out or get out" rule, simp...
by HB
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:14 am
 
Forum: Other Search Engines
Topic: Wich are the best engines?
Replies: 6
Views: 3597

You could place it in overall_header.tpl, if you don't mind the ad being omni-present. Google does have fussy terms of service conditions that don't allow for ads on non-content pages, which would include login.php, profile.php, etc. Putting it in overall_header.tpl would mean everywhere , though it...
by HB
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:07 am
 
Forum: phpBB2 Forum
Topic: Google adsense in PHPBB
Replies: 46
Views: 43489

I agree with dcz, a forum looks moribund if it has < 100 topics. If a forum has a couple hundred topics and a good portion of them are on a related subject, split them to a new forum. An all too common mistake is to create a bazillion forums under the assumption that it boosts the site's "signi...
by HB
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:02 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 mod Rewrite
Topic: Pages not being indexed in google
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Me? I don't recall saying that, but you could strip out numbers in clean_words(...) in includes/functions_search.php to omit them from the index.
by HB
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:41 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Forum
Topic: Relevant description and keyword tags.
Replies: 5
Views: 2158

You may be interested in a related topic on phpBB.com: http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=552307&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=165#p3247747 I excerpted my last comment below: Overall, you are forgetting the most important aspect of phpBB 2 and 3, and that is the phpBB bul...
by HB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:28 pm
 
Forum: SEO Techniques
Topic: Long Tail Keywords and phpBB
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

There's lots of MOD variants of this same idea on phpBB.com. For what it's worth, I hide it for guests and encourage members in good standing to use their signatures instead for blogs, etc. I've installed a few of the anti-spam mods and rarely see an automated registration (a few a year?).
by HB
Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:45 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Forum
Topic: Trick to discourage potential spammers registration
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Looks right. Did you test that rewrite is enabled? Try adding a rule that refers to a non-existent file (blahblah.html) and returns one that does (about.html):

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RewriteRule ^blahblah.html$ /about.html [L]
by HB
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:24 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Mixed mod rewrite
Topic: I am not sure what my problem is...
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

But 75% vs 3% is a brutal breach. That's how brutal it is. I'm not saying that it's the case for all websites, but for sure it's how yahoo ranks in referral for many. Your findings are consistent with mine. Google's incoming traffic dwarfs the combined totals of Yahoo! and MSN. It's quite puzzling;...
by HB
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Yahoo! Forums
Topic: How to obtain more yahoo traffic? how to rank better?
Replies: 9
Views: 7033

Re: I am not sure what my problem is...

...each time I can get to my forum root but after that I get 404's although I do see the url's being re written correctly. Any help could be greatly appreciated. If the URLs are returned correctly but clicking them returns 404's, the incoming URLs aren't being correctly rewritten. Check your .htacc...
by HB
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:04 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Mixed mod rewrite
Topic: I am not sure what my problem is...
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

Check your .htaccess changes, Apache doesn't forgive even the slightest syntax error. I recommend testing your changes offline (using xamplite or easyPHP).
by HB
Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:00 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Advanced mod Rewrite
Topic: Error 500 Internal Server Error
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

ΟΚ Thanks! How long do I have to wait until my results get better. A few months. In my experience, Google doesn't dramatically change your incoming traffic week to week. Every few months ("Google Dance"), the indexes get reshuffled and you may (or may not) see a sudden shakeup. ...
by HB
Tue Oct 16, 2007 3:53 am
 
Forum: phpBB2 Simple mod rewrite
Topic: Google doesn't crawl correctly
Replies: 10
Views: 2300

To each his own, but I've never bothered with "link farms". This particular site has been around for a little over a year and its home page is PR6, but quickly falls off: http://google.audiencestv.com/?q=site%3Awww.pagerank10.co.uk There are no PR5 pages. Maybe Google will look more kindly...
by HB
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:23 pm
 
Forum: SEO Techniques
Topic: pagerank 10 !!
Replies: 9
Views: 1820

Sounds like you installed the simple rewrite: http://www.phpbb-seo.com/boards/simple-mod-rewrite/simple-seo-url-vt45.html There's a description of each as a sticky: http://www.phpbb-seo.com/boards/mixed-mod-rewrite/mixed-seo-url-vt44.html http://www.phpbb-seo.com/boards/advanced-mod-rewrite/advanced...
by HB
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:07 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Mixed mod rewrite
Topic: Help! Page cannot be found
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

If you have it installed on forum, then your rules should reflect it. For example:

RewriteRule ^forum/[a-z0-9_-]*-f([0-9]+)\.html$ forum/viewforum.php?f=$1 [QSA,L,NC]
by HB
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:41 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Mixed mod rewrite
Topic: Help! Page cannot be found
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

Huh? Where do you have it installed, phpbb or forum?

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RewriteRule ^phpbb/[a-z0-9_-]*-f([0-9]+)\.html$ forum/viewforum.php?f=$1 [QSA,L,NC]


BTW, on some servers, the second parameter needs a leading slash, i.e., /forum/viewforum.php?f=$1.
by HB
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:39 pm
 
Forum: phpBB2 Mixed mod rewrite
Topic: Help! Page cannot be found
Replies: 11
Views: 1814
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