Friday, January 6, 2012

How to Verify Your Simple Machines Forum(SMF) With Google Webamster Tools and Add SiteMap

After creating the, I was faced with one task which took me almost an hour to solve. You know it's a simple problem but the solution escapes you every time.

Every serious webmaster out there knows that a Google Webmaster Tools accounts is a must have. You need to know how your site is performing with Google and what you can do about it. If your site is regional like mine, you will also want your site to be set such that it targets local users(mine will be Kenya).

The easiest way to go about this is a simple mod if found. Optimus brave is the ultimate mod for every webmaster who has started a forum with SMF and wonders how to go about site search engine optimization.

This mod will:
  • Help you add meta tags to homepage and forum and topic pages.
  • Ability to verify Google webmaster tools, Yahoo Site Explorer, Bing Webmaster tools, Yandex and even Alexa.
  • Help you create an XML sitemap for your Simple Machines Forum
  • Rule Generator for robots.txt file
  •  Changing the robots.txt from Modification Settings page
  • Other changes to help you improve your site.
Optimus Brave is the ultimate mod that will help you create a better SMF site in a few minutes. It is compatible with the latest version of SMF. You should definitely use it if you are facing the above problems. Check it here