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Posts Tagged 'seo'

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Search Engine Optimization for DNN Blog Module

Search Engine Optimization for DNN Blog Module

Our DNN blog module SunBlogNuke straight out of the box comes ready to embrace search engines It comes with several built-in features for SEO Its features and functions guide a search engine through the posts pages and categories to help the search engine crawl your site and gather the information it needs to include your site within its database.

Integrated GalleryPlus with built-in search

Integrated GalleryPlus with built-in search

Just update GalleryPlus module with #DNN built-in search, which was introduced from DNN7.1+. The latest package of GalleryPlus is v3.1 version.

And some useful links with DNN core search architectures and capability:

Search Done Right in DNN

Integrating with Search – Introducing ModuleSearchBase

DNN7 Blog Integrated with ModuleSearchBase

Recently we are building a totally new branch of #DNN #Blog #Module – SunBlogNuke based on DNN 7.1 core framework. As you know, DNN7 indeed introduced lots of awesome features, including advanced url rewrite solution. There are more topic about DNN7, however, we just share some interesting things about new class "ModuleSearchBase".

Schedule DNN Posts Ahead of Time in SunBlogNuke

Have you ever seen a blogger mention how important it is to schedule posts ahead? You know that there is a certain time in a day when each site gets its most amount of users or maybe you are going for a one week vacation, but you don’t want to abandon your blog. How do you fix these problems? Now it is generally a good idea to have a few posts scheduled ahead in case those things come up. If you are a SunBlogNuke user, you might not know that you have the ability to schedule posts ahead. It is actually quite easy! In addition to scheduling posts ahead, you can use old dates if you want your post to be dated sometime in the past.

Here is how to schedule your posts to be published at a different time and/or date:

  1. Begin to write your post via edit post panel or WLW client tool. scheduling-post
  2. Go to where it says PublishDate on the bottom of the Options section and adjust the time/date to reflect when you would like your post to be published. You will want to verify that your blog’s time is set up correctly to ensure the post appears when you want it to.
  3. Click "Save & Publish" action button to publish the post.
  4. The post will now appear in the Manage posts panel, but will not show on your site until the designated date/time. Yes, if you configure it into the past, it will post right away and show the designated date/time.

This is a useful way to keep a few posts saved for a rainy day or to keep content showing up if an illness puts you out of commission for a while. You can also experiment with posting times to see what works best for you and your readers. It is more important for SEO if there exists scheduled posts in your website. Google love website and blog with continuous post and updates. If you are posting more then 8 post a day and then for the next few days no post, You are actually hurting your website authority and page rank. With scheduling you can keep your blog running and your blog will never run out of the post. Maybe you should know the fact that Schedule your Posts for the Best Success.

Good luck and happy writing.

The SunBlogNuke team

Fixed package v5.4 of SunBlogNuke

I hope everyone is having a good morning! Today we are glad that SunBlogNuke v5.3 is available for free upgrade.

In this building, we focused on fixing lots of issues introduced from v5.x, such as upload thumbnail button not clickable and avatar not resolved correctly. If you ever upgrade with older v5.x, we recommended that you should upgrade this stable package. In a couple of days, we will collect more feedback about this building and if possible we may repackage it with more small fixes. So please pay close attention to our announcements/updates. Thanks a lot for your trust on our dnn products.

Major Highlights in v5.3:
Min dnn version required: dnn 5.3.1

  • ENH - SEO enhancements with archives views.
  • FIX - date token issue in the content slider widget with multiple languages environment.
  • FIX - bugs "delete action show for blog contributors role" and "not all email notify templates show in the admin panel".
  • FIX - script conflict with jQuery and made Admin bar as well as the various module Admin action buttons all disabled.
  • FIX - resolved thumbnail url issue and upload button not clickable.
  • FIX - url not found when shared with 'LinkedIn' item of social widget.
  • Lots of other small fixes

The complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Build Canonical URLs in DNN Blog with SEO Extension

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo announced support for a new 'Canonical Link Element' in the header of your website page that will help clean-up duplicate url's that have been indexed by search engines. This issue is so specially serious in DotNetNuke that there are duplicated contents returned for different urls. And we ever supplied a handy solution for our blogging module – SunBlogNuke in the tutorial - SEO Best Practices for DNN Blog Posts.

Today we released the new SEO extension - the alternative way to build the canonical link for your dnn blog post to avoid duplicate Urls. To apply the blog extension, it is so easy and just follow up the simple steps below:

1) Download it from the extensions directory.
2) Unzip it and upload the extension file Canonical.cs' into the folder $ROOT/bin/Blog_Extensions. If not exist please create it at first.
3) Open up the web.config and make sure that the blog extension element there. If not exist, add the directory 'Blog_Extensions' in the element [codeSubDirectories] and it looks like as follow:

<codeSubDirectories>
  <add directoryName="HTML" />
  <add directoryName="Blog_Extensions" />
</codeSubDirectories>

That is all. It should work like a charm - when visiting the post detail, it will automatically add the canonical meta tags to your blog post.

BTW, you may be interested in the similar guidelines about other awesome blog extensions:

Integrated Social Graph into DNN Blog

Post Comment to Journal of Active Social

Hope it helps. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

SEO Best Practices for DNN Blog Posts

One of the questions my clients most often ask is: “How do I make sure my dnn blog is SEO friendly and still interesting for my readers?”. Ultimate DNN Blog Module – SunBlogNuke, straight out of the box, comes ready to embrace search engines. Its features and functions guide a search engine through the posts, pages, and categories to help the search engine crawl your site and gather the information it needs to include your site within its database.  Below are some tips and tricks with the built-in features of SunBlogNuke , that will help you catch search engines’ attention and optimize your blog posts.

Custom Fields Hacks For DNN Blog

In our previous posts on Ultimate DNN Blog Module – SunBlogNuke hacks, we discussed the incredible flexibility of  SunBlogNuke, which is one of the biggest reasons for its popularity among bloggers worldwide. In particular, from v4.0 we introduced the custom fields feature, which let users create variables and add custom values to them, are  one of the reasons for SunBlogNuke’ flexibility and endless possibilities.

In this tutorial, we will compile a list of useful things that you can do with custom fields in SunBlogNuke (if you are not heard of custom fields feature please refer to the initial guideline firstly - Extend DNN Blog With Custom Fields). Among them are re-defining the <title> tag of every post and linking to external resources instead of the blog post.

SunBlogNuke v4.2 with Custom Field Taxonomies

Happy new year for everyone!

We hope you have been enjoying a happy, healthy holiday season and are looking forward to a prosperous year in 2011!

Today we are glad that the release v4.2 of Ultimate DNN blog module –  SunBlogNuke  is available for free upgrade. This release contains  a new awesome features with the high priority – Custom Fields (please refer to the post for more details and some guidelines to get started - Extend DNN Blog With Custom Fields), as well as some great enhancements, such as enhanced tag url with SEO and enhanced Content Slider Widget with external utility scripts and styles, like NivoSlider or bxSlider, with which to build your awesome content slider. In the mean time, we converted "Category Widget" into an optional module, which you can add into any page at any time and point it to any blog on the portal.  Soon the enhanced widget framework will be done and you will also easily develop your extended widget into your DotNetNuke blog. Please stay tuned :).

As usual, the complete details for all of the changes can be found in the Release Notes.

Major Highlights in v4.2:

  • ENH - Enhanced Content Slider Widget with external utility scripts and styles, like NivoSlider or bxSlider, with which to build your awesome content slider.
  • ENH - Supported custom fields and removed the thumbnail field in entry table.
  • ENH - Combined 'Edit Blog' panel into 'General' settings.
  • ENH - Supported ability to moderate comments in the post view.
  • ENH - Enhanced tag url with SEO, like http://yourdomain.com/blog/tag/yourtagslug.aspx.
  • ENH - Excluded the 'eNews' theme to make the install package smaller size.
  • ENH - Converted "Category Widget" into an optional module.
  • Lots of other fixes & enhancements.

NOTE: As with any release, we recommend you perform a complete file and database backup before performing any upgrade on a production website and that you first conduct a trial upgrade on a staging version of the site. Following these guidelines will ensure that you are able to recover if any unforeseen problems arise during the upgrade process.

Note that some issues may occur if your original version of SunBlogNuke is lower version, like 3.x, or you've developed your customized theme. Please BACK UP YOUR CHANGES BEFORE PROCEEDING and refer to the tutorial - Must-Read Note for SunBlogNuke v4.x and follow the instructions. Hope it makes sense.

You can get it here. Blog your way and enjoy life. :)

The SunBlogNuke Team

Updated DNN Nav Menu as an Unordered List

Today I finally converted the navigation menu of our website as an unordered list, which is originally built with TABLEs and so ugly for SEO. It is updated with DNN Nav Menu, which is a lightweight menu based on semantic markup like UL, LI tags. It will help search engines to better understand the menu structure. So it is an excellent news for us and our website with ultimate dnn blog module – SunBlogNuke.

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