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Zoints Thread Tags - GREAT for SEO
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by Zoints (Coder) Zoints is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (54 votes - 4.74 average) Installs: 493
Released: 22 Sep 2006 Last Update: 16 Jun 2008 Downloads: 3936
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits  

Demo:

http://network.zoints.com/tags

If you choose to send tags to Zoints (optional) you can see what we do with them and how we send you traffic and nice inbound links: http://zoints.com

A great article on the importance of tagging can be read here.

The Zoints Thread Tags System will improve forum side search, SEO, and traffic for forums that choose to utilize it. And in my opinion, it's just plain cool

When a member creates a new thread, they can now input a series of "tags". Tags are simply keywords that describe the thread.



If you then go to your-forum.com/tags you will be presented with what is called a "tag cloud". The more times a tag is used, the larger the text grows. As you can see, the tags are also searchable.



Clicking on one of the tags in the cloud then lists all of the threads that are tagged with that particular keyword. The default option lists tags in a forumdisplay format. There is an option in the admincp to use a simple format.



Clicking on the thread title of one of the above threads then takes you to the thread. If you have the option on, the tags the thread are tagged with are also listed above the thread. Clicking one of those tags takes you to all the threads on the forum tagged with the same tag. Search engine spiders are going to have a field day with this



The thread starter and moderation staff have a slightly different view which allows for administration of tags:



The forum's tags are also searchable via the search dropdown. The advanced search option allows for a variety of additional criteria to be seached for. Your members create a whole new (and highly efficient) forum search engine!



If you have the option on in the admincp and register your forum, once every hour, your tagged threads in publically viewable forums are linked via the corresponding interest tag on the Zoints Forum Network. For example, if you go to http://zoints.com/tag/children you will see what is pictured below. Not only is this a great relevant inbound link for SEO, but you will get traffic from Zoints direct to these threads!

Another example of this in action: http://zoints.com/tag/music




The admincp options

















Official support for this modification will be at http://network.zoints.com in this forum.


Change log:
2008/05/01 - 1.2.3
* vBulletin CSRF Protocol Compatible
2007/12/24 - 1.2.2
* Security patch

2006/10/24 - 1.2.1
* Bugfix: breaking inline moderation when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: ajax input not working when tag cloud below posts
* Bugfix: seo hook effective for "results as threads" option
* Bugfix: Autogenerated tags have "quot" removed
* Bugfix: Automated template edit screwing up styles
* Improved instructions for manual template edits

2006/10/19 - 1.2.0
* Option to display results as threads
* Advanced search page
* Popular tag cloud pagination
* Popular tags displayed in forums
* Option to display tags in showthread at the top/bottom
* Fix for vbadvanced products navbar links
* Other minor fixes and tweaks

2006/10/02 - 1.1.2
* Bugfix: Foreign language characters in thread description
* Bugfix: Commas showing up when removing first tag in showthread via ajax
* Removing some redundancy in the tags AJAX removal

2006/09/30 - 1.1.1
* Bugfix: Preventing all HTML from being parsed inside tag descriptions

2006/09/30 - 1.1.0
* Adding and deleting tags from showthread via AJAX
* Mass-deleting single tags from entire cloud for admins
* Automatically generate tags for older threads (with option to show or hide on main cloud)
* Automatically stripping out tiny (2 or less characters) tags

2006/09/28 - 1.0.8
* Minor bugfix

2006/09/28 - 1.0.7
* Bugfix for required tagging

2006/09/28 - 1.0.6
* Character replacements
* Tag limit per thread
* Option to require tags for a thread
* Bugfix where stopwords may not have worked properly
* Bugfix for vBSEO / main cloud not showing up

2006/09/xx - 1.0.5
* Unreleased dev build

2006/09/23 - 1.0.4
* Ability to add multiple tags via showthread.php
* Ability to exclude certain forums from utilizing tags
* Addition of custom hook for developers to change thread urls

2006/09/21 - 1.0.3
* Ability to add and remove tags from showthread.php
* Bugfix for older versions of mysql

2006/09/21 - 1.0.2
* Small bugfix

2006/09/20 - 1.0.1
* Showing tags list on showthread.php

2006/09/20 - 1.0.0
* Initial release

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  #2  
Old 22 Sep 2006, 08:30
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Troubleshooting and FAQ

Q. After upgrading to 1.2.0 my tag results point to my forum root. Yes, I run Zoints SEO.

A. Please apply this simple fix


Q. Is it possible to show the tag cloud in a vBAdvanced CMPS module?

A. Yes. Please see my sig for the link.


Q. Is this compatible with vBSEO urls?

A. Yes, please apply this plugin.


Q. Can you change the colors of the links in the cloud?

A. Yes, see these directions.
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 09:51
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Slight problem with other skins as the Tags link looks different to the rest of my navbar links www.meeting4fun.com

Last edited by Neal-UK : 22 Sep 2006 at 11:00.
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 13:52
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Installed and is working like a charm
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 14:29
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I think I have seen this mod before. Maybe for vbb3.5x by http://www.boardtracker.com/
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 14:52
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The cloud doesnt show up?
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 15:01
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Originally Posted by lexx27
The cloud doesnt show up?
How many threads do you have tagged? My cloud showed up after tagging a couple of threads.
;-)
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 15:25
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not a bad idea, i'm just not sure about the aesthetics.
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 15:46
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Originally Posted by Gérome
How many threads do you have tagged? My cloud showed up after tagging a couple of threads.
;-)
6-7. Ι didnt know that. Thank you, Great hack!
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 15:49
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Installed.
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 15:58
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I have problem with greek words
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 16:49
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so this links back to zoints as well ?! ( pass )
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 17:29
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Originally Posted by KevNJ
so this links back to zoints as well ?! ( pass )
Only if you want it to. The option can be turned off or on in the ACP.

For example, this thread on my site is tagged with "dr who" and appears like...

http://www.coolscifi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56909

... which then shows up in the 'main cloud' like:

http://www.coolscifi.com/forums/tags/

Pretty cool. And as you may have noticed there is absolutely nothing at all so far that mentions Zoints or even links to it.

That where the optional part comes in. In my ACP I have the option turned on so it gets sent to Zoints so when somebody views the "dr who" tag page on Zoints they get this:

http://zoints.com/tag/dr-who/
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 17:32
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When trying to get my token I get this message from zoints:

Zoints Message
You do not have sufficient privileges to view this page.

What do I need to do?

Thanks,

Tim
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Old 22 Sep 2006, 18:37
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2 questions:
Where are tags stored ? In case we might require to uninstall the modification in future.

How can you add tags to old threads ?

Thanks
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