how to optimize phpbb for google

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i was wondering how to optimize a forum like this one with google...ive heard you have to use some mods for that...could i know what all this site is used cos i found it somewhere on google only :)
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Sessions are the main thing you need to get rid of. Google wont spider any url that contains a session id (or anything that looks like one). You don't really need to worry about anything else.

heres how to remove sessions from phpbb. But the page is translated from german so it might not make sense at times.
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oh but ozzu.com has the shortest urls and stuff...i was wondering how this site has done it..any clue?...because this looks really nice
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I believe they are done using url rewrites
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Yeah, it will be called a static url or url rewrite mod.
Have a look over at phpbbhacks.com.

This doesn't have any impact on where you will appear in the SERPS though.
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Here ya go

http://phpbbhacks.com/download/2207
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meman wrote:
This doesn't have any impact on where you will appear in the SERPS though.


hey,could i have the mods which actually help in seo...really need it badly...i tried to search for it..to hard to figure which is the right one...thnx a lot guys :D
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Only your content can help you with SERPS.
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but then in this case...the title of the page is how to optimize phbb for google wheras if i post it on my site for example it will be 'my site name ::view topic-how to optimize phpbb for google'...how do i fix this
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Hey whats up, I have spent the last week or so trying to get my forum optimized and indexed in Google. This link is in the sig if you want to check out what I have done. I used this mod http://www.able2know.com/forums/about15132.html to remove session id's and to optimize the bb for search engines. It worked really well, the mod is a little intimidating but if you just sit down and do it, its not that bad. Also to remove the "your forum :: index" you need to adjust your overall_header.tpl file. In the first few lines you will see something like...
<title> {sitename} :: {something} </title>
Take out the "::" and adjust it however you like from there, but the SEO mod does this for you, so I would recommend doing that instead.
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thnx for the link :)

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