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  • [Forum] Images & Url in Meta Description (SEO)

    Hi,

    I'm facing a small issue that Google and other search engines don't appreciate at all.

    In my forum, most of my threads start with a picture, then the text.

    The problem is that when we look on search engines results, it looks like that :




    Is there a way I can edit the meta description process so that no links or img src get taken into account when the description is generated?

    Thanks

  • #2
    There is no interface to manually edit the meta description in vBulletin 4. You would need to modify the code to do what you want.
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    Wayne Luke
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    • #3
      Yes that's what I ask, i can not manually edit all my +100k threads description, so if you know how can I add those conditions to not take into account <img> or urls in those descriptions?

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      • #4
        Custom coding such as this is outside the scope of the support we provide. All I can suggest is to add text before your images and/or URLs.
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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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        • #5
          Ok may i know which file is responsible of the meta description parameters, so that i edit myself the php code and try to add my conditions?

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          • #6
            Look for the code
            Code:
            $thread['meta_description']
            in showthread.php and /includes/get_thread.php. Though it may be better to do as a plugin, editing files is an absolute last case scenario.
            Last edited by Joe D.; Sat 17th Nov '18, 8:40am. Reason: Edit- No such file, ignore.

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            • #7
              Hi,

              Sorry for late reply, but I can't seem to find the /includes/get_thread.php , are you sure it's available for vbulletin 4.2.0 ?

              Thanks

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              • #8
                It would appear get_thread.php is in the /forumrunner/ directory, not includes, you can safely ignore it. Sorry.

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