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Old 30 Jan 2013, 21:49
DAMINK DAMINK is offline
 
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Removing VBSEO

I was after a little advice if possible please.

I am running forum 4.2 patch level 3.
Also running VBSEO 3.5.0 RC2.
PHP version 5.3.21 on a crappy shared server.

All has been running beautiful until today.
For some reason today all links are not redirecting at all, rather going back to forum home.
Now in order to even access the admin panel etc i had to edit the .htaccess file removing the redirects and ultimately disabling vbseo.

Now i am not really interested in continuing with vbseo. (unless its a super easy fix lol)

However the obvious problem is all the back links.
How would i go about this?
I dont know a great deal about .htaccess and the correct redirects for bots to re index.

Any help or advice on what to do at this point would be appreciated.
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 09:19
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All you would do is uninstall vBSEO, remove the .htaccess entries (which you have said you already done) and re-submit your site to google and search engines to re-index your site...oh and wait. That's about it really
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 10:05
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So have to wear the loss of incoming links ofcourse?
Does duplicate content become an issue here during the re indexing?
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 11:42
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I'm not expert on this issue however, I would assume the vBSEO links will become invalid and eventually dropped and the content rediscovered/updated on the new links. I've certainly seen invalid links on analytics which were eventually dropped
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 17:48
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Originally Posted by betterthanyours View Post
I'm not expert on this issue however, I would assume the vBSEO links will become invalid and eventually dropped and the content rediscovered/updated on the new links. I've certainly seen invalid links on analytics which were eventually dropped
I think he's referring to links from other sites. If I'm linking to your site like this:

www.yoursite.com/super-relevant-URL

And your remove VBSEO, the thread URL will become something else. Don't want that to happen. Of course it all depends on how important his links are. I know I couldn't possibly lose mine, and that's the only reason I still run VBSEO.
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 19:26
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Yes i am talking about inbound links that have been long established.
I know i am going to take a huge dive in the search engines.
Sucks i know but not sure what else i can do?
Latest update of php has prevented .htaccess redirects to work correctly and my host is beyond useless and cant/wont help.

Thanks for your advice guys.
I think i simply have to wear it now rather than later.
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Old 01 Feb 2013, 09:57
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Originally Posted by Lazorbeam View Post
I think he's referring to links from other sites. If I'm linking to your site like this:

www.yoursite.com/super-relevant-URL

And your remove VBSEO, the thread URL will become something else. Don't want that to happen. Of course it all depends on how important his links are. I know I couldn't possibly lose mine, and that's the only reason I still run VBSEO.
Ah yes...you will lose your inbound links unless these can be redirected

You might want to check this out

http://www.vbseo.com/blogs/mert-goek...all-vbseo-238/
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Old 01 Feb 2013, 20:00
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Thankyou betterthanyours.
The redirect offered in the vbseo blog worked just how i was hoping.
Very pleased.
Thankyou.
VBSEO is gone and no lost inbound links.
Honestly could not ask for a better result.
Cheers
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Old 01 Feb 2014, 10:40
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I could not get to know the script which can redirect back to original vb URL, as vbseo is already gone. Any help?
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Old 14 Jan 2016, 22:04
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Hi, here are the rewrite rules

Hash out:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Add, replace yourdomain.com

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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Old 15 Jan 2016, 01:26
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The redirects you use depend on what urls you selected with vbseo and which Vbulletin urls you want to use.
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Old 18 Aug 2016, 01:50
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Originally Posted by betterthanyours View Post

Add, replace yourdomain.com

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
Thanks so much for this, got me out of a hole!

Is there a still a need to get the search engines to re-index the site?

--------------- Added 18 Aug 2016 at 04:40 ---------------

Can anyone shed any light on why vbSEO suddenly causes a "too many redirects" browser problem after years of running smoothly (even after the company who made vbSEO shut down)?

--------------- Added 18 Aug 2016 at 05:25 ---------------

UPDATE: I spoke too soon! The site comes up okay, but clicking on any forum or thread link just reloads the home page.

All I have done is modified the .htaccess file in my /forums/ folder

I am unable to access the vbSEO control panel - when I click on it in admincp, it just loads my site home page!
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