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Author Topic: Add Description Meta to Gallery <HEAD> and rel=canonical to META pages  (Read 44557 times)

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Re: Add Description Meta to Gallery <HEAD> and rel=canonical to META pages
« Reply #60 on: October 13, 2014, 11:55:07 pm »

Hi,
I've just noticed that it could be interesting to sanitize the description using PHP. Sometimes I use the double quotes in the description, thus breaking the description meta tag.  :)

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Re: Add Description Meta to Gallery <HEAD> and rel=canonical to META pages
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2014, 11:58:30 am »

Also, I noticed that no rel=canonical tag is added anywhere. I tried both pid/album+pid options.
There's a typo in the config panel: cannonical instead of canonical.

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Also, I noticed that no rel=canonical tag is added anywhere. I tried both pid/album+pid options.
It is only for meta album pictures/pages to tell robots the page is related to the non-meta page.

On this page: http://www.flapane.com/gallery/displayimage.php?album=topn&cat=0&pid=1234#top_display_media
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You will find this in the <head>
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<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.flapane.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=1234" />


There's a typo in the config panel: cannonical instead of canonical.
Thanks for that and the sanitize suggestion - if time allows for a  next release, they will be included.

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Re: Add Description Meta to Gallery <HEAD> and rel=canonical to META pages
« Reply #63 on: October 18, 2014, 01:34:33 pm »

Thanks for your time.  :)

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As for the sanitation thing, maybe it could be useful to other users:
Line 18 of codebase.php
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function char_convert($str_a) {  // convert some characters if sanitized in db entry
$str_a = str_replace(array('&amp;', '&quot;', '&lt;', '&gt;', '&#039;', '&#39;' , '_' , '-', '"'), array('&', '"', '<', '>', "'", "'", '  ', '  ', '') ,$str_a);
return  $str_a;
}

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Joe I just want to thank you for you time and effort with this plugin. You have even produced some quality documentation to go with it. I think it provides some of the much needed SEO for Coppermine Gallery.

Given the work you have done, it would be trivial to add schema data markup to further improve the SEO performance. If you aren't familiar with schema, I can provide the information of what additional markup would be required.

I have wondered about a few other aspects of the display image page that Google might still misinterpret. I know the <H1> and <H3> have been demphasized by Google, but "on page" the Gallery Title name is still the largest text and the gallery description is the first descriptive text on the page. This leaves the picture/media title and description much further down the page, meaning Google is less likely to weight on them. I have wondered if the H1 and largest text should be the picture/media title. Then the H3 is the picture description, with the Gallery description after this. Surely this would improve the uniqueness of the page and emphasis the content better.
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