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Simple SEO

Revision as of 07:45, 4 October 2016 by Bobbyfamilytree (talk | contribs)

Revision as of 07:45, 4 October 2016 by Bobbyfamilytree (talk | contribs)

Simple SEO
Summary Header modifications that support Meta keywords for names, aliases, nicknames, and married names. Also supports page title simplification from Simple Titles Mod.
Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
Download link v11.0.0.2
TNG 11.0.0 - 11.0.2

TNG 10.1.0 - 10.1.3

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Author(s) Bill Herndon
Homepage Simple SEO
Mod Support Simple SEO support.
Contact Developer Email me.
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 10.1.0
Max TNG V 11.0.2
Files modified
getperson.php, familygroup.php, genlib.php, globallib.php
Related Mods



This mod is a replacement for Simple Titles Mod that supports a few modest search-engine optimizations. First, Meta keywords tags are added to your individual and family-group page headers for names, aliases, and nicknames. Although Google claims not to use keyword tags, other search engines such as Yahoo! still do. Second, this mod preserves the page title simplifications from Simple Titles Mod and adds those same simplifications to family-group pages. Together these changes should improve one's page rankings and prevent Google from arbitrarily rewriting page titles.



  • A working TNG installation
  • The Mod Manager (already part of TNG v9)


  • Download the .zip file to your mods directory and unpack it.
  • Install the mod using the TNG Mod Manager.
  • Edit the supplied parameter to choose a 'long' or 'short' format for your titles.


  • Disable the mod through the Mod Manager
  • Install the new version of the mod
  • Enable the mod through the Mod Manager


Search-engine Optimization - Keywords

On individual and family-group pages, names, nicknames, and aliases are gathered and added as Meta keywords tags to the page's header.

Page Title Simplification

This mod supports two forms of page title simplification. On individual pages, you can choose from two formats for titles. Short (option 'short' in the mod parameters, the default) displays the following:

  • Robert Paul Herndon (1909 - 1992): Lindell-Herndon Genealogy

The long (option 'long') format displays:

  • Robert Paul Herndon (b. 9 Oct 1909 - d. 12 Dec 1992): Lindell-Herndon Genealogy

On family-group pages, the standard format (option 'std' in the mod parameters, the default) displays the following:

  • Robert Boyd Herndon and Tennie May Calhoun Family: Lindell-Herndon Genealogy

The international format (option 'int') displays:

  • Robert Boyd Herndon - Tennie May Calhoun Family: Lindell-Herndon Genealogy



More here soon...but for the moment check out an example of an individual's page that uses the mod. (Be sure to hover over the page tab to see how the title displays, and take a look at the page source to see the use of keywords

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming soon

Revision History

Version Release Date Comments 23 Mar 2016 Now compatible with TNG 11.0. 2 Nov 2015 Corrects a compatibility issue with Living Color Mod and fixes an empty meta keyword that was being added to each page header. This release is recommended for all users of this mod. 30 Aug 2015 Corrects Simple SEO's behavior for living and private individuals so that it exactly mimics TNG's behavior with respect to names and other data (e.g., nicknames, aliases). This release is recommended for all users of this mod. 9 Aug 2015 Initial Release

Sites Using Simple SEO

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below.

URL User Note Mod Version TNG Version
Lindell-Herndon Genealogy Bill Herndon Mod developer 11.0.0
MOTYER Family Genealogy John Mark Motyer Public site see here see here
Mitchell Families Online Roger Mitchell 10.1.2
Hooley Family Links Rick Hooley 10.1.2
Martius Familiengeschichte Hendrik Martius 10.1.3
DJCM.DK Claus Martinussen Public site 11.0.0
Our Family Histories Bryan Larson 10.1.3
A Merging of Interest Chris Lloyd 10.1.3
Wortelboer Genealogy Bernard Wortelboer 11.0.0
Kleinmann Genealogy John Kleinmann 11.0.2
Quigley Doyle Family Tree Don Quigley Public site 11.0.0
Baker Family History Jon Baker 11.0.1
Inger Lise og Jan Roger Holmbergs Slektsider Jan Holmberg 11.0.1
bobbyfamilytree bobby Public Site 11.0.2