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This thread was archived on 2 April 2010 by Calebchiam.

Hiya!

My name's Mark, and you might know me. Recently I've started at Wikia's Gaming Team to help our great amount of Gaming Wiki's with content-building and SEO. As you might or might not know, the "pagetitle" and links at the main page are by far the most important pages to attract new users ([[w:c:help:Advice:SEO|see help page]]). Now, what I'd like to suggest is that every time a big new update comes out (Nomad's Requiem currently, for example), the pagetitle will be updated. This way if a user searches at a search engine for "Nomad's Requiem" the RS wiki will be at the top. It might also be useful to add a link at the main page to the quest page. The wiki is always the fírst to have a quest guide on a quest, and tons of people are looking for a guide. This way they'll all come and read the page! :)!

Now, I'm aware that this wiki already shows up very high in the Google stats, though every little bit helps. I check the RuneScape main page every day, so if the wiki requires it I'll can update the pagetitle (and if required the main page). Of course a admin could also do this, and this is fully up to the community.

Thanks!
Mark (Talk) • (Contribs) 20:00, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

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Comment - Wasn't this proposed before? I think that it might help, but how would you want to put it there? "Skills, quests, guides, Nomad's Requiem and more"? Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 20:39, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Question to Mark - Wouldn't meta tags fulfill the same purpose ? I'm relatively new to the wiki so my bad if i seem a little naive ;-) Veritas vos Liberabit 20:52, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Posted this once at a talk page. And yes, somewhere around there. It doesn't really matter that it doesn't look good as users won't be able to see that at google/page due to the length. Meta tags do allow Google to discover the keywords, though with wiki's the main SEO is done through links and Pagetitle. Mark (Talk) • (Contribs) 20:54, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, yes, this was posted before: Forum:RS Wiki and search engines Hello71 22:52, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

I think that was rather to bring the search engine results to community attention. Anyway, I am a little neutral on this. When I search 'nomads requiem' in Google, our site comes third after "News Results" and Official RuneScape News. But maybe that's been changed by Google's personalised searches based on history. Anyway, I want to see some other opinions. It's always good to have more users and anyway to do so is great. *cough* Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 23:50, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - The community doesn't seem to be in any need of this. C.ChiamTalk 13:26, April 2, 2010 (UTC)