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    nodle got a reaction from sobrenome in 4.2.6 - Is Redis now the better option?   
    Still waiting for an official word. A yes it does, or no it doesn't would be sufficient for me. Thanks!
    @Lindy, @Matt, @Mark, @bfarber.
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    nodle got a reaction from sobrenome in 4.2.6 - Is Redis now the better option?   
    Is there anyways we can get an official answer if Redis supports sockets? I would like to try the same as @Ernest Defoe did above but would like an official answer. @Lindy, @Matt ,@Mark, @bfarber. Thanks! 
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    nodle got a reaction from rhyker2u in Lazy Load Videos (Support)   
    +1 for Lazy loading images also.
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    nodle reacted to SeNioR- in Ideas and SEO Tips that will speed up your Community   
    Hi, I didn't find a similar topic so I decided to create one. These are ideas and seo tips that will speed up your community. First, thanks to @Adlago for your effort and contribution to improve IPS.
    Topic will be updated on a regular basis.
    1. Images 
    a). keep your images on subdomain; use CDN (Content Delivery Network) if you can.
    Explanation: https://www.semrush.com/blog/must-know-seo-practices-for-content-delivery-networks-cdns/
    b). change size of default letter avatars to 80x80 (max 150x150) 
    - the default size is set to 500 pixels (sic!)
    Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/441642-generate-profile-photos/
    2. Sitemap
    a). add your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools and Bing - Webmaster Tools. (Optional: Yandex, Baidu)
    Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/442742-large-community-you-have-a-problems-with-sitemap/
    3. Robots.txt file
    a). Make sure you have this file.
    b). Add link to your sitemap file and disable subfolders that you don't want to be indexed.
    c). Check out my optimized robots.txt file for IPS 4.2
    Explanation: 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/438911-robotstxt-ipboard-4x/?do=findComment&comment=2699582
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/428706-when-google-index-topic/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/423233-i-advise-you-to-remove-share-by-email/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/files/file/8608-robotstxt/
    3. PHP Version
    a). change PHP version to the latest one if you can. (IPS work well on PHP 7.1. I am not convinced to 7.2) 
    Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/442321-php-720-released/
    4. Updates
    a). Update your Applications, Plugins, Themes, Script on a regular basis.
    b). Don't use outdated Applications and Plugins on updated script. This leads to many system errors.
    5. Archiving Tool
    a).  reduce the size of the database table storing posts. Archive topics with a lot of posts that are not used.
    Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/437997-mass-remove-topics-for-better-performance-bad-idea/
    6. Bots
    a). Stop spam bot registration. Use Google Recaptcha. / IPS Anti-Spam 
    Explanation: 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/443416-contact-us-spam-e-mails/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/372907-stop-the-spam-guide-to-stopping-spammers/
    7. Secure your community with SSL Certificate 
    a). SSL is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.

    Explanation: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/360704-full-ssl-support/
    8. Choose www or non-www version

    a). make sure you have a htaccess redirection.

    Explanation: 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/367687-important-seo-step-that-is-often-overlooked/
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/44231?hl=en
    9. Make sure your content is valuable.

    a). it is better to have less topics but more meaningful than many worthless, useless topics.

    Explanation: 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358727-content-is-the-key/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358006-three-important-things-for-your-website/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/360480-treat-your-members-well/
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/358046-less-is-often-way-more/
    b). make sure that the content is visible to guests; check guest permissions

    Explanation:
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/440056-422-recommend-quick-audit-of-your-guest-permissions/
    10. Userful Online Tools

    TinyPNG - compress images
    The W3C Markup Validation Service - html errors
    PageSpeed Insights and pingdom - website speed
    GTmetrix, Dareboost and SeoSiteCheckup - website analysis
    Majestic and SEMSTORM - backlinks
    Things that must be introduced / corrected:
    a). compress HTML output code and reduce size of HTML (remove blank empty lines)
    Explanation: 
    b). better seo for the user profiles page.
    - missing important meta tags like description and keywords
    - make the profiles without content not indexed.
    c). make the tags indexed too (after optimization for seo) also why two different url show the same results?
    https://nophelet.com/tags/śęąż/ - special chars
    https://nophelet.com/tags/seaz/ - without special chars, same results.
    d). less JS files. 
    e). option to remove special characters and CAPS from url (eg. ĄĘŁŹŻĆŁÓÇÃ)
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/417653-how-to-remove-special-characters-from-the-tags/
    f). option to delete old reported content
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/443519-option-to-delete-old-reported-content/
     
    g). limit post size (helps stop spamming)
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/420254-limit-post-size/
    h). option to set the maximum number of topics in forum
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/435970-allowed-threads-to-create-in-specifics-forums-by-one-user/
    i). profile field per gorup (I know there is a plugin but it would be good to introduce it to the standard)
    j). option to use signatures by days since joining and at the same time approved items
    k). extra option (only for PM) to groups tell user can't edit own Private Message. Now we can set only for all content like Topic etc..
    l). tools to prevent create multi accounts. search engine to find multi accounts and merge it fast.

    m). add google rich snippets 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/418376-how-add-google-rich-snippets-to-ipb-4/
    n). member list 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/topic/407488-where-is-the-members-list/
    o). seo friendly url to groups like /group/ips-staff/ 
    https://invisioncommunity.com/search/?type=core_members&joinedDate=any&group[5]=1
    p). larger font for mobile devices
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    nodle reacted to ehren. in Inconsistent theme HTML   
    IPS certainly doesn't need to use a boxed design (just keep the classes blank in the css), but having the HTML structure for sites which require boxed layouts is a necessity. A major competitor does that with their software and when it comes to creating forum themes, it's potentially the best on the market.
    IPS Suite has advantages with a large feature list and official addons, but the theme system is slowly starting to fall behind, and limiting the HTML in future major updates certainly wouldn't help that. I understand that's potentially years away, but figured I'd add my two cents regardless.
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    nodle got a reaction from prupdated in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    I don't want to be a bearer of bad news either, but I have had HTTPS set in my Google search console for quite some time since I went to HTTPS early back in the day. But still whatever has changed has dropped me from Google's search results from #1 for my forums name to about page 7 or 8 in Google's search results. Almost completely removed me now. I haven't changed anything either. This last week I tried replacing my robots.txt to something new hoping anything would make a difference. Just grasping at straws here now. Hoping 4.3 comes out soon and it fixes things. I am at a loss here.
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    nodle got a reaction from prupdated in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    No same visitors as always, we have our regulars. My site is not a large forum with tons and tons of people. It's been around for a long time though and always sat at number one spot for many years, then out of the blue at the end of last year, it starts to drop off Google all together. No decrease in regulars etc. Just strange, then I run across this thread and I thought maybe it was related like everyone else did.But I am sure it is like @Matt said, it's just the new way of Google handling things I guess.
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    nodle reacted to bfarber in Inconsistent theme HTML   
    Rikki will take another look at this for 4.3.
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    nodle got a reaction from Joel R in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    Better than normal, yet my site is going down in Google's search.

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    nodle got a reaction from Joel R in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    No same visitors as always, we have our regulars. My site is not a large forum with tons and tons of people. It's been around for a long time though and always sat at number one spot for many years, then out of the blue at the end of last year, it starts to drop off Google all together. No decrease in regulars etc. Just strange, then I run across this thread and I thought maybe it was related like everyone else did.But I am sure it is like @Matt said, it's just the new way of Google handling things I guess.
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    nodle got a reaction from SJ77 in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    Like I said I know it's not your IPS fault. Just like everyone else in this thread I came looking for an answer to "why". The link you posted here:
    https://xenforo.com/community/threads/seo-poor-after-move-to-xenforo-from-ipb-help.129943/
    Basically this was from him switching over and if you look at the date June 7th was way before all of this started happening with Google at the end of 2017. Mine site was fine until the end of December. Anyways it doesn't matter, I will just patiently wait until 4.3 comes out. I am interested with the changes to SEO that you made and will see if that makes a difference.
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    nodle reacted to opentype in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    I feel a new conspiracy theory is just being developed. Perfect for your site!  
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    nodle reacted to Matt in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    Ok, so it's worth rounding up what Invision Community DOES do in terms of SEO.
    Auto generated meta tags for description Custom meta tag editor for finer control in a single area Uses appropriate header codes 200 for OK, 301 for redirects, 303 for 'the page is actually here', 404 for not founds, 403s for permission errors, etc Uses appropriate HTML markup to highlight important content (h1, h2, etc) Uses rewritten URLs for a cleaner structure packed with keywords Creates and submits a sitemap to show Google which URLS are important to your community Uses nofollow where appropriate to stop pages like 'Contact Us' from being crawled Uses JSON-LD micro data markup to tell Google about what data they are seeing and how it should be used Allows easy integration with Google Search Console for tracking Uses https Has a responsive theme which gets the "Mobile Friendly" badge Here's what is coming in 4.3
    Meta description expanded to 300 characters Ability to rebuild your entire sitemap quickly Lastmod tag added to sitemap files Not to mention other retention tools like
    Bulk emailing tool available Emailed notifications Promote to social media Share to social media There seems to be a level of worry in this topic, and while I'm happy to field any questions you have, Google is a bit mysterious and prone to changing things overnight.
    We adhere to good standards and do all the right things as you can see from this list.
    We are not adverse to change and adding new features, but we never do it in a panic or with a knee-jerk until we get some hard evidence which supports the reason for change.
    We have been monitoring our own Google Search Console and clicks/impressions are up, indexes are down slightly, but Google has seen them and flagged them as 'discovered'. These tend to be profiles from people who have never posted (and we have about 200k of those alone).
    I do not believe we are facing any crisis, or that anything is substantially wrong.
    We can always do better, and we're listening. We just need a little more than a few charts to go on before we make drastic change.
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    nodle got a reaction from Rhett in http to https   
    Here is the "official" guide on it from IPS if that helps.
     
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    nodle got a reaction from Morgin in http to https   
    Here is the "official" guide on it from IPS if that helps.
     
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    nodle reacted to Matt in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    Just so you know, we're watching this topic and looking at our own stats to build a better picture.
    The facts we know:
    1) Almost every site I've got access to (via friends, etc) have seen a massive drop since June of indexed pages. This is not exclusive to Invision Community powered sites. I've seen the same with Wordpress.
    2) Google slipped in an update in 2017 to target several things, one of these things is poor backlinks and other poor quality links. It looks like this means that user profiles that have no content have been dropped from the index along with links that 301. That is fine. You don't want Google storing the 301 link, as long as it stores the real link (and it does seem to).
    3) A drop in what is indexed doesn't actually correlate to the health of the site. We've seen our index volume drop, but clicks, engagement and discovery slightly increase (probably due to better quality results?)
    As always, Google say nothing so we're left guessing.
    We will look at stopping user profiles from being submitted. For example, we see nearly 380k links as 'discovered' but Google has chosen to not index them. Looking through the list, it's all user profiles.
    This means:
    1) Sitemaps are working fine. There's no massive problem with them that correlates with a drop in indexed pages
    2) The cornerstones of good SEO are taken care of in the software
    3) Google is being weird and mysterious as always.
    What can we do in the short term?
    1) Stop sending profiles with no content to the sitemap. They are now ignored and Google appears to be dropping them from its indexes
    2) Add in nofollow on links that 301 so Google doesn't bother 'discovering' them at all.
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    nodle reacted to Matt in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    We've added the timestamp into the sitemap and we're looking to add a tool to quickly rebuild the sitemap on demand.
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    nodle got a reaction from Summit360 in 4.2.7 Release or changelog.   
    I just sit back and imagine this is the contents of a new patch.

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    nodle got a reaction from Matt in 4.2.7 Release or changelog.   
    I just sit back and imagine this is the contents of a new patch.

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    nodle got a reaction from SammyS in 4.2.7 Release or changelog.   
    I just sit back and imagine this is the contents of a new patch.

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    nodle got a reaction from Joel R in 4.2.7 Release or changelog.   
    I just sit back and imagine this is the contents of a new patch.

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    nodle reacted to Matt in A "Disagree" reaction?   
    Here's irony.
    If we had a disagree reaction, I'd use it because I disagree that we should have one.
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    nodle got a reaction from Lindy in 4.2.6 - Is Redis now the better option?   
    Just switch to Redis, pretty sure it's working with the socket just fine. I don't think it's a placebo effect either, everything is almost instant to load. It has a more "Snappyness" to it then running on Memcached. So I see why it's the preferred option now.
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    nodle reacted to Matt in 4.2.6 - Is Redis now the better option?   
    Hi Nodle, I haven't used a socket myself but the set up that I saw on page 1 seems sensible and works similarly to MySQL sockets so I would think that approach is fine.
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    nodle reacted to Ernest_Defoe in 4.2.6 - Is Redis now the better option?   
    Like I said all I know was when I had bad info in there when setting up Memcached my site wouldn't load so I'm figuring it must be working since it's loading. Maybe Matt or Lindy will confirm one way or the other. I wish there was a way to test.
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