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which has better SEO?. OSQA vs ASKBOT

which has better seo in google?.

anonymous user
asked 2012-01-13 09:00:37 -0600
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Probably about the same.

We'll have more seo-friendly urls on the main page soon, also coming this month are optimizations in the database queries.

Also very soon you'll be able to take askbot for a test drive at

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-01-13 09:02:15 -0600, updated 2012-01-13 09:04:55 -0600
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thanks you

raju's avatar raju (2012-01-13 09:55:32 -0600) edit

@Evgeny I think the URLs are not SEO friendly, for example a tag URL is like which should be Is there any way to change 1st URL to 2nd in Askbot? I see that OSQA uses 2nd URL scheme. Can we use such pattern in Askbot, if yes then how?

Chankey Pathak's avatar Chankey Pathak (2013-07-04 10:41:58 -0600) edit

somehow url must contain all the parameters of the page, the url that you have suggested does not have sort, selection, etc. Besides, the main page changes frequently, so there is no point to direct any specific traffic there I would think... IMO it would be best to put all long urls like that into robots.txt forbidden section and have indexing focus on the question detail pages.

For example - I don't remember ever getting to StackOverflow's main page from Google, I mostly land on specific question pages...

Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2013-07-04 10:48:46 -0600) edit

You're right.

Chankey Pathak's avatar Chankey Pathak (2013-07-04 10:51:51 -0600) edit

Thank you very much.

raju's avatar raju (2017-01-11 18:04:20 -0600) edit
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