A SEO (Search Engine Optimization) MOD.
This MOD optimizes the way the forum looks for Search Engines.
It strips out 80% of the links and content contained within the forum that a search engine disregards or penalizes a site for.
Most are links that are either repetitive or unnecessary.
A list of some of the items it strips out:
- Username links to viewprofile (Bots don?t have permission to view pages)
- Search boxes (topic, forum search and global board search) removed (Bot?s don?t have permission to search the board)
- Search links (unanswered posts, new posts, active topics) removed
- All post reply, new topic and the locked buttons are removed
- Sort forms and links on topic list and viewtopic
- Postprofile data such as post count, location and rank.
-- Avatar and username are retained, but the links are stripped from the username
- Latest post links on topic list and index - pagination links are maintained
- Moderators and group moderators links are stripped from topic, topic list, and index
- Page names are switched to show current forum or topic first, then sitename last in the title
- "View topic - " and "View forum - " removed from titles.
- some topic images cut out for redundancy
- "the team" link removed from footer
- jumpbox stripped from topic list and topicview
- who is online lists removed from index, topic list, and topicview.
- Birthdays and newest member removed from index
- Default style set to prosilver for all bots
If you have the user agent switcher extension for firefox, you can preview the changes made here on STG by logging out and switching to a googlebot user-agent.
The changes are all made to prosilver.
An actual user does will not notice any difference except for the switch in topic/forum titles switched with the sitename.
Will be compatible with the SEO titles MOD by Handyman.
What will happen to this MOD?
Well, I?m not yet cetain.
Most of the changes will end up becoming patches into default phpBB3, so as long as they are used, the MOD itself won?t be released.
However, I know they won?t want ALL the changes above, so these changes will be used with the Advanced Meta Tags MOD, and will be combined to be come what WILL be RagnosMOD for phpBB3.
If any of you know an alternative to previewing sites as googlebot without using the user-agent switcher, please let me know.