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I do not know why nobody is focusing on custom meta description and meta keywords on each page

the real problem for search engines
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Quote by: Dirk[pThere are probably a few places in Geeklog that would also need to be changed, though.[/p]
The real sticky point is the ALT tag on links. Every link needs one. That would take a lot of work to go through the code looking for every place a link is created.
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Quote by: jmucchielloThe real sticky point is the ALT tag on links.[/p]

:banghead: <pet peeve>alt attribute</pet peeve>
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Quote by: jmucchielloThe real sticky point is the ALT tag on links.

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:banghead: <pet peeve>alt attribute</pet peeve>



Tell me about it...I'm about 90 percent complete on making my site 100 percent w3c complient. The only things left at this point are a couple of plugins thatI need to run thru. I've already gone thru all the one's that shipped with geeklog and they were complient. GLMenu2.1, GL_Utils1.0.2, Multifaqs2.2rc3, PhpDump, Mediagallery1.4.7 and GUS 1.7 are also now complient. I might work on the Forum and Filemgt as time goes.

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I'm a longtime GL supporter and have used it as the CMS foundation for many sites. I'm trying to get my company to sponsor development of a specialized plugin that we need that will use the Google Maps API to geocode (assign coordinates) to things like users, events, stories, links, and a concept we have called Projects. These coordinates would then allow GL to produce GeoRSS which can be fed into geographic mashup aggregators.

My requests are:
- Calendar repeating events (needed this for years and I know it's been talked about for a long time)

- m2F (mail2forum) function a la the one for phpBB. I've used this for phpBB and love it! Now we use it internally to suck listservs into phpBB as a much better archival structure for searching than mailman and pipermail. We would be very interested in seeing this ability supported by GL forum because phpBB integration is painful.

- Something to make the URLs more friendly
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Check this post for bounties on recurring events: here
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There were a couple of posts on this that said it was 90% done. I suspect other projects still have this at 90%. Is there any more consideration on this?
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Whatever happened to this list of bounties? How much of it ended up on the to-do list?

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Whatever happened to this list of bounties? How much of it ended up on the to-do list?

Have you looked at: http://www.geeklog.net/staticpages/index.php/bounties?
Geeklog Plugins: http://plugincms.com
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Whatever happened to this list of bounties? How much of it ended up on the to-do list?


We're a bit unorganized there I guess. Partially due to the loss of the (old) bugtracker shortly after initiating this program.

Still, two things got implemented (OpenID support and Links sub-categories). And the program as such is still on. We've got some money from our ongoing sponsors that we could offer for features that the community wants to see.

At the moment, we're concentrating on wrapping up Geeklog 1.6 with the results of last year's Summer of Code plus getting into the Summer of Code again for 2009. So any new features from bounties would have to wait until 1.6.1 anyway.

That's the current state of things. A bit fuzzy, I guess. Got anything specific in mind?

bye, Dirk
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The recurring events and general calendar upgrade has fizzled. This continues to be a high-priority for me, but I would support redirecting my contribution to other causes.
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Whatever happened to this list of bounties? How much of it ended up on the to-do list?

Have you looked at: http://www.geeklog.net/staticpages/index.php/bounties?



Yea, but that page was last updated July 20 2008, and I didn't see much on there that had been posted in this thread.


That's the current state of things. A bit fuzzy, I guess. Got anything specific in mind?

bye, Dirk[/p]


RSS feed for profiles. It would show the last X stories and posts by that user. I made my own hack at some point, but it would be nice to have it integrated natively:
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=52593

I would like an RSS Digest.
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=55955 (old request)
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=86300 (new request)

SEO features (meta data).
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=84402
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=37115

Google sitemap.
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=72883

"Dashboard" front page.
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=37280 (front page different from topic pages)

Story "comment" generates Forum post.
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=44270

Modular template files.
http://www.geeklog.net/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=84409

I have some other features/plugins I would like, but they would only be useful to Antisource. Mr. Green
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In regards to SEO features (meta data),

I've been meaning to talk to Dirk about this. I am tired of updating Geeklog everytime a new version comes out to implement this feature in my own builds. I was hoping to contribute this for Geeklog version 1.6.0, for stories and staticpages so I don't have to worry about it anymore.

I also have code for serveral Poll autotags which I might as well contribute.
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In regards to SEO features (meta data),

I've been meaning to talk to Dirk about this. I am tired of updating Geeklog everytime a new version comes out to implement this feature in my own builds. I was hoping to contribute this for Geeklog version 1.6.0, for stories and staticpages so I don't have to worry about it anymore.

I also have code for serveral Poll autotags which I might as well contribute.



The meta tags really aren't as important as they used to be. Its just proper search engine optimization, and is beneficial for some of the secondary engines.

It would be nice if the article could have a Keywords field, that is simple delimited by commas. This would populate the meta Keywords - but you could also build additional features around it. Display it at the bottom of the article, and make each keyword a Link that runs a quick search on that word. Or let this drive a Related list of other article links.

Overall, I would like to see a robust SEO Plugin for GL. It would track spiders, keyword density, page rank, generate the google sitemaps, etc.

On a sidenote, I would like to see either native support or a plugin for Advertising, i.e. Google Adsense. You can add the javascript snippets to a form, with each snippet assigned to a custom tag, and those tags are referenced in the GL templates.

SEO + Ads = Money == GL sponsorship. Mr. Green
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The recurring events and general calendar upgrade has fizzled. This continues to be a high-priority for me, but I would support redirecting my contribution to other causes.

Huh? Did you miss this? There's been a file for download in the files section for a month now. Granted, no recurring events. But most of the other enhancements are there.
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It would be nice if the article could have a Keywords field, that is simple delimited by commas. This would populate the meta Keywords - but you could also build additional features around it. Display it at the bottom of the article, and make each keyword a Link that runs a quick search on that word. Or let this drive a Related list of other article links.

To do the search, you can't store it comma delimited. It needs a separate table. So this isn't "simple".

I do think the tag plugin made by Mystral_kk does most of this. (Don't know if it does the meta keyword part though.)
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In regards to SEO features (meta data),

I've been meaning to talk to Dirk about this. I am tired of updating Geeklog everytime a new version comes out to implement this feature in my own builds. I was hoping to contribute this for Geeklog version 1.6.0, for stories and staticpages so I don't have to worry about it anymore.

I also have code for serveral Poll autotags which I might as well contribute.



The meta tags really aren't as important as they used to be. Its just proper search engine optimization, and is beneficial for some of the secondary engines.

It would be nice if the article could have a Keywords field, that is simple delimited by commas. This would populate the meta Keywords - but you could also build additional features around it. Display it at the bottom of the article, and make each keyword a Link that runs a quick search on that word. Or let this drive a Related list of other article links.

Overall, I would like to see a robust SEO Plugin for GL. It would track spiders, keyword density, page rank, generate the google sitemaps, etc.

On a sidenote, I would like to see either native support or a plugin for Advertising, i.e. Google Adsense. You can add the javascript snippets to a form, with each snippet assigned to a custom tag, and those tags are referenced in the GL templates.

SEO + Ads = Money == GL sponsorship. Mr. Green



While keyword meta tag is not that important, I believe the description is. Google uses the description in search results to describe the page.

While Mystral_kk tag plugin is a good start it has numerous bugs in it. I've been meaning to release something to iron them out.
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Huh? Did you miss this? There's been a file for download in the files section for a month now. Granted, no recurring events. But most of the other enhancements are there.


Actually, I did miss it. Sorry. But the killer feature was the recurring part Frown
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Dirk already added del.icio.us bookmarks into the latest release. It would be cool to see a multi-bookmark features, similar to the addthis widget (http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php). It allows visitors to immediately post to:

Digg
Myspace
Facebook
Yahoo Buzz
Del.icio.us
Google
Live
LinkedIn
Kaboodle
Twitter
Fark
Furl
Reddit
Slashdot

etc.

This is becoming pretty common on sites...

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The meta tags really aren't as important as they used to be. Its just proper search engine optimization, and is beneficial for some of the secondary engines.


Yep, Google seem to use the meta description on occasion, e.g. for new pages. You also get warnings about duplicate meta descriptions in the Google Webmaster Tools, so they seem to have some weight.

There's a feature request for this already, btw.

bye, Dirk
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