Seo for Buddypress 1.0 beta
This is the first beta of the 1.0 version.
This version is a complete rewrite of the old plugin.
It has a new logic, and much more functionality.
If you update from an old version, please go to the settings page and click on “Update Database”.
bug report and feature requests go in here please.
I’m thinking about to add the following features into the next versions:
- Nofollow control
- Image-title and alt-tag management
- Letter and word counter for the meta edit pages
- Add meta description in the post edit screen
If you have any suggestions, please contact me.
I deleted your other thread. I’ve accidentally submitted duplicate threads before.
Nice – could you update it so it uses bp_init please? Thanks, all explained at the top of the first post:
Good to see someone do stuff in the SEO direction, thanks Sven! One thing, after activating this
font:bold 12px Verdana;
messes with my dashboard making all labels bold in the backend. I don’t know wether I’m doing something wrong or the label should be targeted differently?
Installed the update 1.0.2 but it still bolds the dashboard labels.
Hi Anton, I found the bug. Version 1.0.3 beta should fix it.
I missed to close a
</strong>tag in the navigation.
Thanks for reporting
If you use %%componentname%% as the title for a forum topic, it doesn’t use “Replaced with component name(title of the entry)”
It uses the name of the Group and not the topic title.
You are right, I forgot the forums.
I will add %%componentforumtopic%% for the forum topic title and %%componentforumtopictext%% for the entry.
What else should be in? Any idea?
%%current_component%% for the current component
%%current_action%% for the current action
I will have time for this at Tuesday.
Thanks a lot for testing!
New Version 1.0.4 with special tags for forums is out now.
%%forumtopictitle%% Replaced with current forum topic title
%%forumtopicpostername%% Replaced with current forum topic poster name
%%forumtopiclastpostername%% Replaced with current forum topic last poster name
%%forumtopicstarttime%% Replaced with current forum topic start time
%%forumtopictime%% Replaced with current forum topic time
%%forumtopictext%% Replaced with current forum topic text
I had some problems to get the values of the forum:
The instance of the $forum_template is only initialized in the forum loop in the template. So I had to initialize a second object, that decreased the performance a bit.
We haven’t updated to the latest version but everything so far seems to be going well.
When you choose %%forumtopictitle%% Replaced with current forum topic title
It shows the latest forum topic title for ever forum topic. So every Forum topic will have the same browser title. Definitely NOT SEO.
you are right! Sorry for this bug. I just tested it with one forum topic.
new version 1.0.5 beta is out now. Should be fixed now.
Thanks alot for testing.
Thanks for this plugin.
It seems to work very good on my site, exept for the homepage. Maybe I missed something but the title of my homepage is “Blog”. I’ve checked WordPress options (site name, and site title, it’s not “Blog”) and I don’t find homepage option in BuddyPress SEO.
Any idea ?
Excuse my english.
is there any risk of Google discovering the features of that plugin an therefore ignoring your specific BP-page from their index ?
What is the effect of using this plugin: lets say by using this plugin my page will be in the top2-pages of Google compared to not using this plugin my page will be at page10 at Google ?
Is there anything like this in order to rate the “success” or “capability” of using this plugin ?
SEO really is a fickle thing. To be honest, I wouldn’t bother too much with it with the social aspects of your site… Get the blog that goes with your sn up to scratch, interest other people to join your network and then your member numbers will speak for themselves…
One of the main reasons I even want to use this is to stop BP from adding Title | Component | Title. Most RT an share buttons pull this title and it’s not very user friendly. REally has nothing to do with SEO
It should be under “General Seo / Main Blog / MAIN BLOG START or MAIN BLOG HOME.
It depends on the Page you selected as Home Page.
If your start page is the activity front page so you need to use MAIN BLOG HOME.
I will change the names and label it more clear in the next version.
%%forumtopictitle%% still does not work right…. I was to much in a hurry last week.
I will look into the forum tags more proper on Monday.
Hi Erich, you do not need to be afraid of anything.
There is no BLACKSEO in Seo for buddypress.
The only thing, the plugin does, is to offer the possibility to enter Title Description and Keywords for every specific part of your site.
This means the Buddypress pages, the main blog posts, pages and the mu blogs with posts, pages and so on.
There is no way to enter this important informations in a Buddypress environment. Thats the reason of the plugin. It does not deal with some illegal seo tricks.
Just what Google expect you to do.
I wrote a article on my blog, exactly about the need of seo in Buddypress
If you have a small blog, and your members are more or less fans of your blog or in a way followers, I think you are right.
But if you have a commercial site it looks different.
For example a social network about a town, with the artist of the town and the events of the town should be seo.
Every Member is a different artist, and goggle should know what kind of artist.
Also the events of the city, I like to find, and so they need seo.
Another example: I’m just developing a site for a political party. Thy want to have a social network to make communal politic.
For this they use Groups and GroupWiki.
Also every politician will have its own profile and blog. Of curse the politician profiles and all the rest need seo.
Otherwise thy would do their politics undercover.
I could give you aplenty of examples for what kind of community seo in buddypress is needed.
One of the main reasons I even want to use this is to stop BP from adding Title | Component | Title. Most RT an share buttons pull this title and it’s not very user friendly.
This is 100 % seo!
I never said you shouldn’t optimize your site for SEO purposes. I just meant, that on most social sites it’s less important. Obviously there are exceptions. Now, when you add privacy control into the mix, basically making portions of your site private or semi-private, SEO will be even less important. That’s why I said you should mainly concentrate on the public pages (which will be the blog pages for most setups).
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