SEO

Adds SEO tags for your Flarum forum

Compatible with Flarum 0.1.0-beta.13

9,434 downloads

released on Jan 3, 2019

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Flarum SEO

First Flarum extension that add SEO tags to your Flarum forum.

Installation

If you like to install this extension, run the following command:

composer require v17development/flarum-seo

Updating

If you like to update the package:

composer update v17development/flarum-seo

Adding SEO tags to the following pages:

  • Home page
  • Tags page (if extension is enabled)
  • Discussion page
  • User profile
  • Pages page (if extension is enabled)

Works with

This extension will work with the following extensions enabled or disabled. All extensions are not required, but it will work together if they are installed and enabled:

  • Flarum likes created by Flarum https://github.com/flarum/likes
  • Flarum tags created by Flarum https://github.com/flarum/tags
  • Selected Post Best answer created by FriendsOfFlarum https://discuss.flarum.org/d/21894-friendsofflarum-best-answer
  • Sitemap created by FriendsOfFlarum https://discuss.flarum.org/d/14941-fof-sitemap
  • Pages created by FriendsOfFlarum https://discuss.flarum.org/d/18301-friendsofflarum-pages

How do the results look like in Google?

Potential it could look like this, after Google reindex your site. This could take a while before Google or any other crawler does this. The following screenshots are in Dutch, but you get the concept: How it looks like

How long will changes take effect?

It depends. Recrawling can take a few days, up to a few weeks until most of your results are updated. Use the FriendsOfFlarum Sitemap to let Google know what discussions there are on your forum. You may speed it up by manually update a search result Google via the Google Search Console, but that is no gurantee that the search result will be updated directly.

Read more about how you can let Google recrawl your site

Using following SEO methods:

The extension will use the following SEO methods:

  • Default HTML meta tags:

    • application-name
    • description
    • keywords
    • language
  • Adds robots.txt to your forum, when Sitemap extension of FriendsOfFlarum is enabled, the link to your sitemap.xml will appear in the robots.txt

  • The Open Graph protocol (for social media, http://ogp.me):

    • og:type
    • og:title
    • og:description
    • og:url
    • article:published_time
    • article:updated_time
  • Schema.org SEO standards (most used by Search engines)

    • WebPage https://schema.org/WebPage
    • QAPage (default) https://schema.org/QAPage
    • DiscussionForumPosting (when Question-Answer SEO results are disabled) https://schema.org/DiscussionForumPosting
    • CollectionPage https://schema.org/CollectionPage
    • ProfilePage https://schema.org/ProfilePage

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