[quote user="Apricot's Kernel"]Member directly is shown using JS code and this is not properly handled by search engines. [/quote]
I'm inclined to think this is not so much a flaw in search engine indexing, as you imply, but of the membership directory design. Some effort was put into making static pages search engine friendly, but the member directory, which is probably the most important part of the system, was left out of that mix. I hope you are giving this problem some priority.
We moved our site to Wild Apricot several months ago. One of the draws was improved member management, but one of the expectations was improved search engine indexing of member lists (by state) and individual member pages, as our association competes with others nationally. We are still not seeing member lists or pages show up in search results, and it is a huge disappointment. Members are complaining they are not getting their money's worth with this service.
What can we do short term to improve search engine indexing, and what is Wild Apricot planning for the longer term?
[quote user="Chief_Apricot"]Check out http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308926-for-designers-and-developers/suggestions/8821357-plot-your-members-on-a-map-experimental-not-off [/quote]
I have checked it out, tried it, but it is not working correctly - some members are plotted and others are not. Can someone please take a look and see where it is going wrong? I've made 3 or 4 pleas for help on both that forum post and via email to support. No one is responding. :-(
Rather than achieve this through the database, you could achieve the same result using the Google maps implementation described earlier - just centre the map on the user's location and scale it cover the required radius.
Other users data would be on the map but off the scale.
This is exactly what I'd like. May we use your code?
About member map - this is already possible. See
The above page is 404 Not Found. My client would like something like this as a replacement for the default Browse. I know a google map can be embedded via an iframe, but can member locations be automatically plotted? If so, how?
Custom URLs don't really help much when the old page was either a (partial) member directory list or an individual member profile. 301 redirects would fix this. 404s are counterproductive.