T2DMan here again.
For pp, it is essential that there be functionality. But for SEO
, as very ably mentioned, there needs to be just one url per page of content. Why
- one url means that you get the most internal links "voting" for that one url rather than the internal links being split between multiple url's, therefore being a less powerful url.
- as mentioned, duplicate content in its own right wont necessarily stop you getting the url spidered, but google will pick one url to show (if in fact they are that similar).
- one url means that any inbound links will be to only one, and so that one will be that much more powerful
When it is not possible to have one link, you then make those links as rel=nofollow. vBulletin started using rel=nofollow on links as a result of my personal insistence. So I do have quite a bit of experience in this regard.
Content visible to verified customers only.
The concept is that any one page has only so much Google PR
that it can give to any other page. So if you reduce the number of links on that page by rel=nofollow on the junk links, then the remaining links are that much more powerful. How to have your cake, and eat it too.
There is such a thing as cookies.
If for the first time you click on a link for say "recent photos" or last "7 days photos", or photos by user
- that first url is correct to have as a distinct url since it is valid for each of those categories
- so on clicking of that category, set a cookie equal to the category name, and then refer to that cookie for slideshows, and prev/next photos through that category.
- therefore, you have only one url per photo, therefore that photo page will get all the inbound links to only it, rather than the links being split between all the different url's for the same photo.
Just a pain for me to hack the code to achieve that, since there are so many lines that would need to be changed, and changed every time there was a code upgrade.
Yes, it would be possible to write a vbseo
equivalent for pp. But so much more efficient it it were hard coded into the package itself. Onpage SEO
Its one thing having unique url's. Its quite another thing to have cnotent that is relevant to google. I have created a hack that enables each page to have a better title, unique meta description, h1, and opening paragraph for each page. Using the method, each page becomes relevant on Google for the title of its page. With enough Google PR
into the pages, the page are able to be found on Google. It is one thing to be able to be cached/spidered by Google. Its quite another thing to actually rank high.
The methods I talk about have got many vBulletin sites in the top 10 on Google for their search phrases, in conjunction with vBSEO
I rank top ten for each of the following threads on my site: Photopost SEO vBulletin SEO vBSEO
There are many on this forum that have asked for better SEO
. They see the need, I know the need. Please don't just brush this aside. It is well worth it to SEO
better. You benefit the whole community.