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Sign Up and Make Money LogoI’m excited to announce that the Sign Up and Make Money Forum is now complete and running in full swing. The Forum software I’m using isn’t  just any Forum software, it’s a Simple Machines Forum. SMF is one of the coolest open source Forum software providers out there. I love the speed, features, and look of their Forums.

With all good things there are always downfalls. Simple Machines Forum isn’t the best when it comes to Search Engine Optimization though. This is why I had to go in a tweak the code to make the Forum more SEO friendly.

If you’re interested in tackling a Simple Machines Forum yourself, here’s some of the things I needed to do to make the site more SEO friendly:

  • Had to update my urls with the Pretty URLs module.
  • I went into the code and changed all important headings to h1 and h2 tags.
  • I made a sitemap manually for the Forum with regular pages, boards, and topics. The mod that you can download from SMF didn’t work for me. Then submitted it to the search engines.
  • I made a simple if and else statement to provide a canonical link for the home page, plus a unique description and keywords. All other pages I kept the same.
  • I added Google Analytics code to track my traffic.
  • This also removed the annoying – index behind the title on the main page.
  • I also went in on links that ended in /index.php for home page and changed them to /.

The description and keywords aren’t as important on regular pages. That’s why I added h1 and h2 tags because search engines pretty much take from the text on the page and look for a heading.

Anyway, feel free to sign up for a free account at the Forum and post your link. Forums are a great way to build back links to your websites. Simply put, it’s a free way to get traffic back to your websites for life, so sign up and enjoy!

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