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« on: May 04, 2013, 11:01:13 PM »

Nevermind, a changed setting in phpBB-SEO did it.
Now they are set as -8 rcRedirectCanonical (whatever that means) and not added to the sitemap when creating it.


Hi, I have a phpBB-SEO based forum. (

This rewrites URL's to: e.g.

The standard phpBB (non-SEO version) would be like

When generating a sitemap and done, BOTH URL's are in the sitemap, which is of course unwanted (I think).

How do I change the settings, if possible, that it ONLY generates the rewrite URL's?

Or how do I mass delete the URL's which have the viewtopic.php?f=xx&t=xxx in it?

Or does it not matter for Google that it has double URL's and just leave it as it is?

Thanks, Ron
« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 11:25:35 PM by ronthai »



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Re: phpBB-SEO
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 06:26:38 AM »
Hi Ronthai,

It is an advantage not including duplicate URLs, so it sounds like you found the correct solution :)

-8 rcRedirectCanonical means A1SG detected the URL pointed to another using canonical. See also:

There's a phpBB preset available, but no phpBB-SEO. You can also manually configure filters by switching off "easy mode" and setup up "analysis" and "output" filters. See also:
TechSEO360 |  | A1 Sitemap Generator, A1 Website Analyzer etc.


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