YABBSEO is a search engine optimization (SEO) module designed for the most popular forum software - vBulletin meant to help your forum acheive better search engine rankings and indexing through the use of friendly urls.
YABBSEO is a highly-flexible software for you to optimize your forum SEO in only minutes. Being highly customizable, you have the plenty of options to make your forum as you want and easily create your own friendly urls for increasing more pages search engines can index.
YABBSEO is not only a plugin rewriting dynamical urls to be search engine friendly for increasing indexed pages, it also aims to help serach engine capture the key content of your forum pages and rank them better.
Unlike other SEO scripts out on the market, YABBSEO is designed with heavy emphasis on high performence, without any chance of overloading your server with additional database queries.
YABBSEO also provides a great graphic user interface(GUI) to handle its powerful backend features. With the aid of control panel, you can create own custom url rewrite rule and share with other webmasters with in some clicks.
By default, YABBSEO supports rewriting non-english western europe characters in urls(your forum need specify charset ISO-8859-1). Other languages rewriting is also supported: you only provide the correspondances of your language characters and english chars.
Built-in non-english western europe characters, like french, german ...
Special chars convertion in non-english languages.
This feature will be extremely helpful when search engines have indexed lots of pages from your forum. With the 301 redirection, the index dynamical pages will be automatically transfered to static urls in a search engine safe way!
Maybe you was encountering such cases: your forum titles or thread titles are changed by owners or administrators, but search engines still index the old static urls. This feature is designed to update the old static urls to new ones in a serach engine safe way - 301 redirection.
YABBSEO can add "nofollow" attribute to external links to tell search engine to stop indexing the link. We do this because common search engines try to penalize the webpages which have nothing but nonsense links to fool the search engine robot for a higher rank. This is also an efficient way to stop spamers to post nonsense links on your forum to destroy your SEO reputation.
You can specify exclusive external urls(for example your friends site) not to be added "nofollow" attribute.
You can also use a custom script to redirect teh external url. In this way, your site url will be visible in their logs system(for example, awstats)
YABBSEO is completely written in the frame of vBulletin Plugin System. You do not need edit any php scripts to make installations. Typically, it is a 5-minute task: you import the product XML file via vBuletin CP and then you can access to http://yoursite.com/yabbseocp.php to manage your your SEO setting!