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brigzy
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11 years ago
Hi
(DNN version).

I am just looking at how Google sees / displays posts because google search stats are quite low.

I found this very useful and this displays the same output as Google in its search results from your page :

http://seo-website-designer.com/Google-SERP-Emulator 

When I place a post URL into the test the result was unexpected:
Example post :
http://leansoftware.net/tabid/123/g/posts/m/41/Avoiding-Duplicates---Batch-validation.aspx#post41 

Result I get is this :

Avoiding Duplicates : Batch validation - Tips and Tricks - Excel ...
leansoftware.net/.../m/41/Avoiding-Duplicates---Batch-validation.aspx
Excel forum, Tips & Tricks

What I really want though is the post title and description to appear in the Google description, not the forum name:

Avoiding Duplicates : Batch validation <-- Post title only
leansoftware.net/.../m/41/Avoiding-Duplicates---Batch-validation.aspx
How to avoid duplicates using Batch validation <--- Post description

Can I modify YAF in any way to do this?

Thanks

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11 years ago
Quote:

Result I get is this :

Avoiding Duplicates : Batch validation - Tips and Tricks - Excel ...
leansoftware.net/.../m/41/Avoiding-Duplicates---Batch-validation.aspx
Excel forum, Tips & Tricks

What I really want though is the post title and description to appear in the Google description, not the forum name:

Avoiding Duplicates : Batch validation <-- Post title only
leansoftware.net/.../m/41/Avoiding-Duplicates---Batch-validation.aspx
How to avoid duplicates using Batch validation <--- Post description



Make sense, currently its not possible without changing the code. I think the best way would be a template solution where an admin can select which elements should be included in the title.

But you have to wait for the next release, or if you can't wait i see if i can give you an updated version or beta release. Maybe we should release an 1.9.6.2 BETA Version.


Ps: There is a typo in your forum name "Excel Database Forurm"
brigzy
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11 years ago
I like your template idea - look forward to giving it a whirl.

I think it would be good for SEO as then a post can look just like a normal page in Google, and might help to pick up traffic.
It seems that page titles carry the most weight, then how many back links there are to that page, although I am no expert.

Thanks for spotting the typo :)


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brigzy
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11 years ago
Also ..
If it were possible to specify keywords for a post that google would slurp up .. that would be ideal.
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squirrel
11 years ago
Originally Posted by: brigzy 

Also ..
If it were possible to specify keywords for a post that google would slurp up .. that would be ideal.



I think that would work with the topic tags feature request, but I think that is on the v2.0 roadmap -- would be optimum because the tags in the topic would work for keywords in SEO, etc...
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Gonzalez
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11 years ago
Thanks for sharing this useful idea. Its good for SEO and SEO Consultants can enjoy this feature very well that can help to made best decision for future.
brigzy
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11 years ago
Hi

any news on if/when this might be available ?

Best regards
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