Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Try Vanilla Forums Cloud product

Ready to contribute?

Amazing! Sign our contributors' agreement and then join us on GitHub.

Update for critical security issue in PHPMailer included in release Vanilla 2.3.1
Please upgrade to 2.3 here. The 2.2 and earlier branches are no longer being updated.

Does '#' in Embedded Vanilla URL affect SEO ?

edited February 2011 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.2
I'm thinking of embedding Vanilla on one of my sites. I have especially liked the cleanness and SEF URLs in Vanilla and was wondering if the '#' that is inserted in the URL has any affect on search engines?

Are people embedding vanilla finding that search engines are effectively crawling, indexing and producing search results against their embedded Vanilla?


  • I realized after I posted this, the embedded Vanilla is in an iframe and search engines will crawl the direct URLs of the forum, not the embedded URLs.

    By checking "Force your forum to be viewed through the Remote Url" option on the Embed plugin, user's clicking search results will be 'popped into' the site with the embedded forum although the search engine indexing is of the 'bare' URL
  • aeryaery Gtricks Forum in 2.2 :) ✭✭✭
    # does not affects SEO on page

    Vanilla is sweet & support is great, to encourage volunteers, please donate.

Sign In or Register to comment.