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Zoints Thread Tags - GREAT for SEO
Mod Version: 1.2.2, by Zoints (Member) 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: 3947
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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  #31  
Old 23 Sep 2006, 01:42
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Great idea.
Installed, thanks for the hack
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 01:57
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It's working wonderfully on my board

http://www.areyouserios.com/tags/
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 07:52
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Originally Posted by DChapman
Can you link to your site here or PM me a link so I can investigate please? Thanks!
My site is www.physiobob.com/forum

Many thanks :knockedout:
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 09:14
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Originally Posted by perfphysio
My site is www.physiobob.com/forum

Many thanks :knockedout:
Howdy

Since you are using IIS, for the "tags URL type" in the admincp options, select "basic URL structure".

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Old 23 Sep 2006, 09:47
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Originally Posted by DChapman
Hi Neal. Did you manually create that with a template edit? Or did the installer do that?
The installer did that
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 10:31
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Originally Posted by DChapman
Howdy

Since you are using IIS, for the "tags URL type" in the admincp options, select "basic URL structure".


That's FAB. All is working fine now and what's even better is that the tag links in the search box are now all the same size. The other option was a bit of a mess for my more formal type of forum. This is a great mod everyone should consider giving a go! :laugh:
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  #37  
Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:05
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Thanks, I have it working now.

Tim

Originally Posted by DChapman
Hi Tim,

To get the token, you need to first register your forum via http://zoints.com/forum.z

We have to do this so we can identify your forum and create a unique token and means of authentication for you. This is of course optional and only if you want to send your thread links to Zoints where it will be found and followed by Zoints members.
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:11
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Originally Posted by Neal-UK
The installer did that
I'm about to provide an update that explains how to turn off the auto-installer plugin so you can do it manually.
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  #39  
Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:22
Zoints Zoints is offline
 
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Version 1.0.4 is now released:

This is added to the admincp options:




Change Log

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


How to turn off the automatic template updates

If you want to DISABLE the automatic template edits for whatever reason, then you can do so by going to the Admin Control Panel:

Plugins & Products > Plugin Manager

Find the plugin titled "Zoints Thread Tags (automatic template edits)" and uncheck "Active", then click "Save Active Status" at the bottom of the page.
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:28
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SO to upgrade, do we just reinstall everything over the pervious version?
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Old 23 Sep 2006, 12:33
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Originally Posted by perfphysio
SO to upgrade, do we just reinstall everything over the pervious version?
Correct. And please select "yes" to overwrite the product when importing.
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  #42  
Old 23 Sep 2006, 17:28
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Thanks a lot, installed
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Old 24 Sep 2006, 01:53
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That's really a cool hack.. But I am having issues with Turkish characters. They are not shown.. any ideas?
Thanks in advance
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Old 24 Sep 2006, 02:33
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Is there a way to make tags automaticly from Title ?
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Old 24 Sep 2006, 11:25
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I would like to see some add-on for this that allows you to set some default keywords on a *per forum* basis. Then, when running the add-on (once) it goes through each thread looking for the forums keywords and automatically tags the thread with the keyword(s).

I really think this mod needs an auto-tagging add-on so boards can at least have a chance of older threads getting tagged.
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