realmaverickuk

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  1. realmaverickuk added a comment on a blog entry: IPS Social Suite (4.0)   

     
    So out of the box, the suite will all still live under /forum/? 
     
    Usability and good architecture are both lacking in the 3.x suite and I really hope these are improved in 4.0. /blogs/ /galleries/ and everything else should be independent from the forum. The fact "Forum" shows up in titles etc of unrelated sections really pains me. 
     
    A focus group dedicated to SEO and another to UI should be setup if they haven't already been.
  2. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: IP Blog / IPB4   

    If your users are able to create blogs for any topic, it will most certainly dilute the theme of your website. I'd personally add a noindex tag to all of the blogs and perhaps even bar Google from indexing them in the first place. If the blogs all shared a common theme, it wouldn't be an issue.
  3. realmaverickuk added a comment on a file: [HQ] Awards   

    Shame this has a recurring fee. I would have happily paid for the mod, but never a fan of recurring fees.
  4. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery terrible SEO   



    Those particular URLs, yeah. Though if I'd designed the software, I'd have done a check, and not allowed a user to create to images with the same name.

    But overall, looking at the titles of the pages, url of image: med_gallery_58235_6557_289254.jpg, no alt text etc. It's not good.
  5. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery terrible SEO   



    You'd be surprised. The galleries are actually popular, except NOBODY finds us via them, they visit them once at the website.

    WMT reports a lot of duplicate content. Urls like index.php/gallery/image/45401-atralin-week-1-pic-10/page__k__bb2fe024f8a71424996db6d9af08c1fc__settingNewSkin__1

    All 5 pics in this gallery, all have duplicate titles etc


    /messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23330-week-5/ /messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23331-week-5/ /messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23332-week-5/ /messageboard/index.php/gallery/image/23333-week-5/

    :s
  6. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: IP.Gallery terrible SEO   

    I'm doing an SEO audit on Acne.org and just found something that's literally god smacked me.

    Google site:http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/gallery/

    This shows 3.2 million results. Buckets of duplicate content but still, 3.2 million indexed results.

    The 3.2 million indexed pages, bought a total of 14 visits in the entire month.

    This is for a huge website that gets millions of visitors every month, masses of inbound links etc.

    We're going to noindex the entire gallery, ATM it's a waste of link juice and crawl allowance.

    Paul
  7. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO issues - Duplicate content   

    Yeah. Content is king, until your internal architecture is screwed, then Panda is king!
  8. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO issues - Duplicate content   

    I'm gonna stop posting problems and fixes, the issues are just too extensive. It's taking long enough to find them and then further time to report here and I have no idea whether my posts are being appreciated by the devs or whether they're being seen as a nuisance. These are major issues, I'm having to hire a developer to manually fix the issues, until they're officially resolved.

    Average joe wouldn't even have a clue these problems exist, so it's left to the few who do know to debate and it's taking up a lot of my time. Especially as this is a public forum and everybody, expert or not, chimes in and just complicates matters.

    It would be worth checking out: http://www.seomoz.or...ost-panda-world

    This outlines possible problems with duplicate content post Panda. All of the issues I've been outlining are mentioned here as problems.

    Matt, if you would like my help in properly diagnosing all of the issues in the IP applications, feel free to drop me a PM.

    SEO issues right now should be a priority or least have a dedicated team taking care of them.

    Cheers,

    Paul
  9. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO issues - Duplicate content   

    Issue #3

    http://community.inv...page__type__all
    http://community.inv...ower.com/blogs/

    Both pages show the same content. Similar with all the sorting options.

    Fix
    Canonical tag of http://community.inv...ower.com/blogs/

    Edit: similar thing, urls like this: http://community.inv...ype=all&stick=1
  10. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO issues - Duplicate content   

    Issue #2

    All category pages have identical titles to the main blog.

    Fix
    Add the category to the title. I would go as far as removing the blog name, from these pages.
    Add an opinion in IP.SEO to noindex these pages
  11. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO issues - Duplicate content   

    Similar to the issues with IP.Board as discussed here:

    IP.Blog suffers similar issues. Although perhaps worse. Example:




    page__st__20

    page__st__20#commentsStart

    Though #commentsStart isn't technically a new page.

    Anyway pages 2+ not only display the exact same <h1> <title> but also the same content, minus the comments which change.

    The fix for this, wouldn't be the same as the fix for the duplicate content issue in the forums. Because page 2, should not even exist.

    The proper fix would be to load the additional comments via ajax. Then 301 redirect page__st__xx to the main blog post.

    These duplicate content issues are really bad guys, this kind of thing, is exactly what Panda was designed to penalise against.

    I really feel strongly, that all development should be put on hold and these SEO issues resolved. They're not mere optimisations, they're fixes for duplicate content. No new feature, or bug fix can be as important as these issues, which can cause a massive drop in traffic, if flagged by Panda.

    Google webmaster tools, has tens of thousands of duplicate title and meta desc flags, coming from various areas of the IP. applications.

    I have had to do a quick fix on the blogs and forums and noindex page 2+. It's not a fix as such, but it's at least going to prevent the duplicate content issues.

    Cheers.
  12. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO Rankings flying all over the place, and why is this..   

    Steven, don't confuse dofollow, nofollow with noindex. (assuming you are, as I couldn't figure out why you mentioned do follow comments).

    But beyond that, you need to backtrack a little, the entire point of this thread, is that page 2+ is seen as a different thread. So adding noindex to pages 2+, won't effect weight in any way, shape or form.
  13. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO Rankings flying all over the place, and why is this..   

    Steven, seriously, for now, use the noindex on page 2+, that Brandon posted a few pages back.

    Nothing bad can come of it. Worst would be that it didn't help.

    Ensure you use noindex, follow. This means those pages wont get indexed BUT link juice will flow to the links on those pages and Google will continue to visit them.
  14. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO Rankings flying all over the place, and why is this..   



    Without the issue with the pages being fixed first, it's not worth it. The two combined will be a great solution.
  15. realmaverickuk added a post in a topic: SEO Rankings flying all over the place, and why is this..   



    Dunno if that was tongue in cheek.

    1. IPB has masses of inbound links, more than 99% of websites in existence, it will rank much easier than most.
    2. SEO rankings flying, isn't being targeted by anybody. In fact in the first few pages, nobody even has the term in the title.

    Of course it's going to rank. I won't go too hard on you, just incase your comment was tongue in cheek ;)

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  1. realmaverickuk

    Are blocks on blogs broke?! Cant add or delete them. Annoying!

  2. realmaverickuk

    So frustrated with IPS :(

  3. realmaverickuk

    is dying here! 3.2 Beta, PLEASE :)

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    2. Fishfish0001

      I have one too.... (a fish that is)

    3. realmaverickuk

      Charles, that's mean. Seriously, I refresh the page about 100 times per day, waiting for the beta. I have 2 devs on standby to start the conversion and to build several new apps.

    4. xChris777

      So .. Charles, um .. give it to us?

  4. realmaverickuk

    3.2 really does crap all over VB. Can't wait for Beta!

    1. Jamie.

      like button is needed again :P

  5. realmaverickuk » bfarber

    Sent you a PM, take a look at it ASAP :)

  6. realmaverickuk

    RELEASE 3.2 BETA ALREADY!! ARGHHHHHHH

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    2. Amy T

      Oh and collin you need to get your butt working on the Arcade.

    3. d33j4y

      If they released it tomorrow or whenever, Id still wait because most of the mods Ive added to my forum probably wont be compatible with the new version..

    4. TeamJesus

      yea i'd wait too, prolly play with new 3.2 on localhost and yea learn its ways so then i'd be one with the IB force LOL! :)

  7. realmaverickuk

    Go England more like :)

    1. realmaverickuk

      wonders how many updates this shows?

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