• SEO


  • Other than adding forum key words / tags how can I make my forum show up more in Google when relating to the forum topic?

    Many thanks

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac Can you elaborate here a bit more ? Technically, the best way to raise any site’s profile is with the content it hosts.


  • @phenomlab I see mate, I mean with current content not indexing on Google, for example for something to show on Google it will take a few days, would this be something to do with the sitemap?

    Many thanks.

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac From what I see here, it’s nothing to do with the sitemap - that’s working correctly.

    I just ran your site through an SEO checker at https://seositecheckup.com/. The score you have now isn’t really bad, but there’s some room for improvement. Overall though, it’s really content that generates decent SEO .


  • @phenomlab said in SEO :

    @jac From what I see here, it’s nothing to do with the sitemap - that’s working correctly.

    I just ran your site through an SEO checker at https://seositecheckup.com/. The score you have now isn’t really bad, but there’s some room for improvement. Overall though, it’s really content that generates decent SEO .

    Thanks mate for the advice, I’ll try pull in some more members too.

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac I have a copy of the report which I can share offline - or I can place it here if you’d like ?


  • @phenomlab said in SEO :

    @jac I have a copy of the report which I can share offline - or I can place it here if you’d like ?

    Sure mate, if you could send me that please 😁.

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac Will send via Discord 🙂


  • @phenomlab thanks mate.


  • Just seen the report. Seems I’ve a lot to improve on!

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @jac Yes, there are some items you can’t control, and you’ll never get the perfect score.


  • i think that unique post and content are also important, there’s a specific way to “write” posts to make it more important for google

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @justoverclock exactly. They aren’t kidding when they say content is king. The problem with that in the sense of forums is that posts tend to be short, so it’s hard to stuff them with keywords. Not that you should ever do that though.

    I prefer the natural and organic approach, which sadly, takes time, and requires constant feeding to make it grow. I personally will never get into the realms of pushing people and begging them to sign up. Members come here for what’s on offer in terms of help and assistance.

    This ain’t no Facebook 😀


  • @phenomlab very true mate.


  • @phenomlab said in SEO :

    @justoverclock exactly. They aren’t kidding when they say content is king. The problem with that in the sense of forums is that posts tend to be short, so it’s hard to stuff them with keywords. Not that you should ever do that though.

    I prefer the natural and organic approach, which sadly, takes time, and requires constant feeding to make it grow. I personally will never et into the realms of pushing people and begging them to sign up. Members come here for what’s on offer in terms of help and assistance.

    This ain’t no Facebook 😀

    That’s True Mark, at least I don’t get invited to dodgy chats with women on here 😉.


  • The thing about the goog is… their search results are anything but “organic” - you will be hard pressed to place higher than their paid advertisers. Took months and months for my forums (wh/are now essentially dead thanks to competition from an asshat setting up a fb group) to even be listed. Meanwhile, I placed top of page on Bing and DuckDuckGo. Go figure… Heh.

    Just one example of how evil the goog has become over the years. Heck, no longer even promote their former tagline of “Do no evil” cuz they’ve been called out on it so many times. Tracking scripts up the a**e. Major privacy issues. The list is endless. Read the Snowden Documents. Only a few are necessary to really open one’s eyes to just how bad things have become.

    So what to do? If you’re not part of the solution they you’re part of the problem. I refuse to use them. Any of their stuff. Unless you’re paying me well and twisting my arm hard.

    My unsolicited opinionated opinion. 😉

  • Global Moderator Guru

    @gotwf amen to that. 100% truth right there. With Google, you pay your way up the rankings tree.


  • @phenomlab Just for giggles I tried submitting a site. That site refuses to even function for me under Firefox. Even AFTER I disable ALL of my privacy oriented plugins AND allow 3rd party cookies. Firefox has some built in ad blocker stuff that I did not tweak cuz I am only willing to go so fart to satisfy curiousity.


  • Your google ranking is too low for that. Your clicks on your website have to increase significantly for this. It also helps if you have a lot of links to your website, e.g. on other websites as a reference. So that your posts or your page are high in google and can be found, you have to rise in the ranking

    Sitemap google refresh

    If you do not use WordPress or another CMS  whose sitemap automatically sends a ping to Google when it is updated, you can use the "ping" function to request the update.
    
    Send an HTTP  GET request like this:
    
    http://www.google.com/ping?sitemap=https://example.com/sitemap.xml
    

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