Opinions on this mod (SEO)

Discussion in 'vBulletin Discussions' started by Michael, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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  3. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    Thanks Ak Worm but I am not using this on that site :) That one is redirected using a 301 redirect in htacess. What this mod does is redirect the same without the need to use the htaccess file for it. Im just wondering if using this mods method if there is any negative effects or even positive effects on SEO. :)
     
  4. Nick

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    I came across this modification the other day and I was wondering how it works as well. To be honest, I'm really not sure. :shrug:

    I'm sure somebody here knows and can let us know how it works. :)
     
  5. Wayne Luke

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    All it does is send http headers to force a 301 and then load the new URL. If you can use .htaccess, that would be the best way to do this.
     
  6. OneUpDave

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    Assuming this just replicates a 301 redirect, I would have to agree with Wayne and use the htaccess file. That way, you won't have to worry about the plugin not working with upgrades, and htaccess is a proven method that works in both browsers and search engines.

    If it ain't broke...
     
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    I'm the creator of this mod, a user of vB.org showed me this thread. And yes, it sends a 301 redirect so it's perfect for SEO.
    PHP:
    header('HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently');
    strpos();
     
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  8. Michael

    Michael Regular Member

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    Thanks for the confirmation! We have it on two of our sites working perfectly. I was just curious with it not being redirected using htaccess if there was any differences, but thanks for clarification :D
     

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