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I have a quick question. I recently launched a classifieds website and the software is somewhat of a mess. It's not optimized for search engines at all and I think there are many pages that aren't necessary for the crawlers to crawl. So my...
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Since I'm such a huge fan of XenForo and since I spend a fair amount of time analyzing other websites that use the same software (to learn of their successes), I thought I'd share my list of my favorites so far. I am always on the hunt for new...
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Hi all, I subscribed to this forum because I found this blog post: https://industrydev.com/is-geodesic-solutions-out-of-business/ I run a site based on the GeoCore software. I've paid for support recently, put in support tickets and they've...
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If you haven't yet read this post about XenForo 301 redirects, I encourage you to do so. It talks about the problems the software faces due to a whole bunch of redirected pages. Now, I know that these pages are useful for many of the features the...
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Do you have a duplicate content problem on your website that you suspect has caused a drop in rankings? Have you been searching the internet to learn more about this problem? Have you been reading things like, "There's no such thing as a...
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I've heard that there have been some issues as of late in regards to Google's indexing of various website pages. Something like these pages aren't being canonicalized in the index or the like. I also hear that these issues are being dealt with...
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I thought I'd share my recent experience about setting up the Progressive Web App for my XenForo forum website. There's a page right in the administrative area (Setup > PWA Setup) that's dedicated to this feature. All I had to do was fill in the...
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I'm noticing that the many different 301 redirects built into the XenForo software are causing problems for the search engines. I'd like to address this issue in this post. I'll begin by describing where these redirects originate and then I'll...
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I am somewhat following the advice given in the SEO for XenForo thread here in the forum. Instead of blocking pages in robots.txt though, I'm allowing them to be crawled. I've removed tons of links on my site and any 301 redirects, I'm allowing...
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Nowadays everyone is probably on Discord or has used discord at least once. Well there's a great alternative to Discord! I'm here to tell you about Guilded and why you might want to ditch Discord for it! Guilded is a more entertainment...
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It's widely known that the What's New pages in XenForo should be blocked in your website's robots.txt file. These pages replicate to infinity in relation to user sessions. The thing is, Google loves pages like this and wants to crawl them to no...
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I used to be a huge blogger. Since 2004 I've been blogging all over the place and I loved it. I would enjoy writing and getting my point across to an audience of people I never knew and would never know. I suppose I like the idea of a monologue...
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I have a question. I recently purchased a license of XenForo and installed it on my hosting account. I then ran the installation and the site is all set up and ready to be customized. I'm now working my way through the admin panel to make any...
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Index bloat is bad on so many levels. Unless you're a webmaster who dwells on these kinds of things, you may not even know your website has got a problem. You most likely launched your site a while back and have been adding to it ever since. It...
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Well, here we go again. It appears that the Coverage section of the Google Search Console hasn't been updating. As of right now, it's been delayed for eleven days. I've seen this happen in the past and, yeah, I find it a little annoying. I'm not...
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Here's my question: If a website has a lot of orphaned pages (pages that have no links to them) on it, do those pages eventually fall out of Google's index? The reason I ask is because I recently restructured my website and it's now got a huge...
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I've been working online for a long time and I've seen lots of things, but one that completely bewilders and frustrates me is the world of search engine optimization, otherwise known as SEO. The reason I get so frustrated is that very few people...
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I used to send out money requests using Google pay via Gmail. A few months back, I noticed that the little dollar sign at the bottom of the new message in Gmail is gone. I tried looking for it everywhere, but I can't seem to find it. I looked...
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I've got a website that's definitely been hit by Google Panda. The rankings recently hit the floor after an update. I know I've got tons of thin and junk pages in the index, so I'm currently working on getting them all out. It's been a long road...
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If your website is under a Google penalty or is ranking poorly and you suspect it's because you're site has got index bloat or tons of low quality pages that Google has either indexed or knows about, the removal of those pages can't come fast...
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