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    MeMaBlue got a reaction from Ramsesx in Merging old topics into new ones : a warning is needed   
    Hello, 
    this happened to us once, and we could save it with only creating a permanent 301 redirect for the old existing link, 
    (that was appearing in search results and was a frequently used topic with backlinks to it)
     Moderators, usually are needed to merge new topics into existing old ones, so as to not have double discussions of the same subject, and to guide new members to the older existing answers where they can read or ask more. 
    Its a relatively not risky permission to give to a moderator. 
     When you merge  topic B into topic A the url link of the topic you selected (B)   is deleted. 
    Old links though, have an importance with seo. So when you merge an old topic into a new topic, 
    you are distroying a link  and creating a 404 error page, where you wouldnt want one. 
    This isnt good when it happens accidentally or even unknowingly, if a moderator is not aware of it or just does not care and does otherwise. 
    A warning that  would appear when you try to merge an older topic into a new one, 
    would be useful, saying 
    You are trying to merge an old topic into a new one  - are you sure you want to do this;
    and / or even:
    This will mean the old url (and all the backlinks you have on it) will stop working/existing and you will get a 404 page on it. 
     
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    MeMaBlue got a reaction from *José Antonio in Merging old topics into new ones : a warning is needed   
    Hello, 
    this happened to us once, and we could save it with only creating a permanent 301 redirect for the old existing link, 
    (that was appearing in search results and was a frequently used topic with backlinks to it)
     Moderators, usually are needed to merge new topics into existing old ones, so as to not have double discussions of the same subject, and to guide new members to the older existing answers where they can read or ask more. 
    Its a relatively not risky permission to give to a moderator. 
     When you merge  topic B into topic A the url link of the topic you selected (B)   is deleted. 
    Old links though, have an importance with seo. So when you merge an old topic into a new topic, 
    you are distroying a link  and creating a 404 error page, where you wouldnt want one. 
    This isnt good when it happens accidentally or even unknowingly, if a moderator is not aware of it or just does not care and does otherwise. 
    A warning that  would appear when you try to merge an older topic into a new one, 
    would be useful, saying 
    You are trying to merge an old topic into a new one  - are you sure you want to do this;
    and / or even:
    This will mean the old url (and all the backlinks you have on it) will stop working/existing and you will get a 404 page on it. 
     
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    MeMaBlue got a reaction from Markus Jung in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    For me,  our website has 88% organic traffic, and 65% percent mobile use.  We are not running pages, we would need it in the forum. 
    We are running MANY plugins, that run ads, make language appear the way we want it, and all that is crucial.. 
    So 1) if we would go amp, we would still get good traffic but wont be able to monetize it so well, and maybe should change our model.
    2) if we dont go amp, traffic will worsen, but monetizing still will be the same
    As someone else noted, the web is a forever changing platform.
    I d rather be  preparing for change from now on, than wait until everyone else has moved forward .
    we would be interested for amp
    on the Forum and NOT only for guests.  For us it would be all right if the user gets a message that shows him, maybe the first 5 posts of the thread in amp, as a teaser 
    and if he wants to read more, then him seeing this text/having to press on a button:  
      "this version of our site is read only, so that you can enjoy faster use.  if you want to read more answers, send pm, comment, search, visit our non-amp site so that you can benefit from all "
    would that be possible?
    its something that should be tested....! ..
    @opentype i find your approach very interesting, is it depending on those percentages i am mentioning in the beginning? does something change with that or you think not? do you have any recommendations (discussions) specific to invision forum, about the  fastness/loading time of the website for all of us who try to optimize more  in the shadow of the amp fastness ?:-) . anything will be appreciated!
     
      
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    MeMaBlue got a reaction from SoloInter in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    For me,  our website has 88% organic traffic, and 65% percent mobile use.  We are not running pages, we would need it in the forum. 
    We are running MANY plugins, that run ads, make language appear the way we want it, and all that is crucial.. 
    So 1) if we would go amp, we would still get good traffic but wont be able to monetize it so well, and maybe should change our model.
    2) if we dont go amp, traffic will worsen, but monetizing still will be the same
    As someone else noted, the web is a forever changing platform.
    I d rather be  preparing for change from now on, than wait until everyone else has moved forward .
    we would be interested for amp
    on the Forum and NOT only for guests.  For us it would be all right if the user gets a message that shows him, maybe the first 5 posts of the thread in amp, as a teaser 
    and if he wants to read more, then him seeing this text/having to press on a button:  
      "this version of our site is read only, so that you can enjoy faster use.  if you want to read more answers, send pm, comment, search, visit our non-amp site so that you can benefit from all "
    would that be possible?
    its something that should be tested....! ..
    @opentype i find your approach very interesting, is it depending on those percentages i am mentioning in the beginning? does something change with that or you think not? do you have any recommendations (discussions) specific to invision forum, about the  fastness/loading time of the website for all of us who try to optimize more  in the shadow of the amp fastness ?:-) . anything will be appreciated!
     
      
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    MeMaBlue reacted to CheersnGears in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    What google publicly claims about its search engine ranking methods are famously obtuse at best to downright dishonest at worst.  I am already seeing AMP becoming a much stronger signal in ranking than google claims it to be when browsing on a mobile device. When on a normal computer, AMP doesn't seem to matter.   But when more than 50% of traffic is coming from mobile devices, that means that AMP is a significant ranking factor for more than 50% of one's traffic. 
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    MeMaBlue reacted to Ohio Guns in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    Any AMP'd page would likely be a stripped down version of what you currently see. So it would remove the extra CSS and probably disable 99% of plugins and mods. Having AMP'd pages, and forum threads would be awesome and benefit communities greatly. All the CSS can be inline, and can honestly probably be generated with about 30-40 different lines of raw css code.
    Remember the "archives" function that many forum software used to have (vB3 had a great one). Just stripped down static versions of their community pages. AMP'd pages aren't very different than that. They don't need the ability to be interactive, they don't need to display 100's of images, just a fast served page that gets information to the user faster
    Converting those visitors who come from AMP'd pages would be up to the webmaster, but ultimately the huge increase in traffic people would see with their communities would be beneficial for everyone.
    Then the idea probably isn't for you. But do you block all traffic to your site from search engines? AMP'd pages do more than just help search results. They're quickly becoming a standard that many mobile users are finding enjoyable, fast, and easy. The pages are infinitely faster for mobile users, which make up more people browsing the internet than desktops/laptops now. Like it or not, there is a reason its been widely adopted by major technology players in the field. It's infinitely better than the current solution of 100 kb+ page loads.
    It's really not a terrible idea. I actually enjoy the traffic that Google drives to our site, and it's what keeps it going for some of us. I don't have a huge advertising budget for my site, its not well established and it isn't old. But it does rank well in the search engines for keywords people search for. It is where i get 70% of my sites new traffic, it's really the most cost effective advertising IMO. Any time new technology can enhance that, it should at least be looked and given a long consideration.
     
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    MeMaBlue reacted to opentype in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    No need for a big debate in my opinion. IPS can just put it on the list of things to reconsider for another major release in the future. It is just nothing that needs to be included “as soon as possible”. There are so many things one can do to make a site load faster. And there are so many things one can do to improve the search ranking. Your site doesn’t stand or fall because you have or haven’t included that new thing Google just announced. 
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    MeMaBlue reacted to RRRRRrrrrr in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    Maybe you can add support to AMP only for GUESTS.  This pages don't have forms
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    MeMaBlue reacted to CheersnGears in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    News sites have comments sections.  I use Pages as a news site and would really like to see AMP in at least that app.
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    MeMaBlue reacted to CheersnGears in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    The problem for us is that the search engines will start favoring sites that have AMP. 
    @Rikki I've noticed that other news sites now make you click a button to load the form. Something like "Click here to comment" or "Click here to load comments"
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    MeMaBlue reacted to jair101 in IPS 4.3 - Oauth login methed ( Question )   
    Does this replace the functionality offered by the two WP bridges on the marketplace? Or lets say...mostly replaces, because they have other features like API, Group sync, user import, etc. 
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    MeMaBlue reacted to Adriano Faria in Topics By Tags   
    If I understand what you’re saying, if you add it in Forum X, it will appears in ALL other forums. Same for topics. That’s how the framework works. And it is like that for ALL widgets, including officials. Make yourself a test: add a IPS widget in a forum and you will see same widget in all other forums. 
    If that’s what you want, your best bet is request a change to IPS: https://invisioncommunity.com/forums/forum/499-feedback-and-ideas/
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    MeMaBlue reacted to Adriano Faria in Topics By Tags   
    Ok, tks.
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    MeMaBlue reacted to SoloInter in Topics By Tags   
    Nice plugin. I installed it. 
    Just a thing, on mobile device, it will be good to have an arrow or an fa icon who show that the title can be touch and will show the other tabs. Right now it's white background like the table and nothing is display for that.
     
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    MeMaBlue reacted to AlexWebsites in Large community? You have a problems with sitemap!   
    I would be willing to test if you like on one of my sites. All these little SEO tweaks in this topic (like this with tags) could really improve organic traffic. 
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    MeMaBlue 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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    MeMaBlue reacted to sobrenome in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    AMP is already at Google Search Console. It is a must, IPS cannot stay behind this...
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    MeMaBlue reacted to CheersnGears in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    I agree with @Lindy that the need for AMP outside of the Pages app is dubious at best. 
    We do need to have some third party developer com in and add support for the Google news sitemap XML format as well.... Having the two, AMP and a Google news sitemap, together is a sum greater than it's parts.
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    MeMaBlue reacted to Lindy in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    I can see value in this for Pages. To be clear though, this is intended for news sites in which the content is largely static (again, there are some use-cases in Pages.) It's very, very limiting for dynamic applications in which extensive CSS and Javascript are required and the content changes on virtually every page load. 
    So, you will likely not see it across the suite anytime in the foreseeable future. I'm not sure about the feasibility about deploying within Pages and suspect it would require a great deal of work, however, it's something I'll mark for internal review at some point. 
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    MeMaBlue reacted to CheersnGears in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    I know from your experience that you already are well aware of the answer to this, so why are you asking facetious questions? 
    http://adage.com/article/digital/google-amp-launch-looms-search-engine-scores-follow/302599/
    Articles that are displayed on AMP-ready sites are going to receive a boost in Google News searches. AMP has existed since 2015 and it is already used by many sites to reduce load times and gain a special status in Google searches. 
    I, and anyone using Pages as their front end, is essentially running a News site.  The vast majority of our IPS sites live and die by search engine visibility. Sure there are private, invite only sites out there, but they are a small minority.  Mobile browsing is already more than 50% of web traffic. As publishers, we must accommodate our customers while also using every advantage, like AMP, to gain new ones.  If AMP puts me next to Car & Driver in a google search about a car reveal at the Detroit Auto Show, then it is not only must-have, but critical to the success of a site like mine.   For me, forums are becoming secondary, if not tertiary to my primary search hits (we get a lot of image search hits due to our extensive photo gallery). 
    I don't really mind if AMP is not enabled for the forums app, but it is critical to the pages app.
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    MeMaBlue reacted to paulobrien in Add support to AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) in IPB Forum   
    I love IP products and I've been using them for about 12 years, but boy it's tough when you see other platforms implementing must have features (AMP is just the latest) and IP falling behind. 
    I hope we see AMP support for pages and board real soon. 
    P
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    MeMaBlue reacted to PPlanet in Youtube video allowed in signature!!! YUCK   
    This actually worked for me on 4.2.7.
    [data-role="memberSignature"] .ipsEmbeddedVideo { display: none; } I simply added it to the Custom CSS file.
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    MeMaBlue reacted to Fosters in Post Areas - Supporttopic   
    Nice idea
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    MeMaBlue got a reaction from Fosters in Post Areas - Supporttopic   
    i think this plugin would be superb if done for user groups,
    so as to show to an advertiser ,   where newest members usually read /post most, 
    or senior members. (Depending on the group)  its a very good way to show to other people (in ad agencies or clients) what the core body of your forum is up to. 
     
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