Msg#: 15329 posted 4:13 am on Jul 14, 2003 (gmt 0)
I'm not sure about Ikonboard since I'm using Invision Board ;) but if you can remove the 'session id' from the URL, Google don't have problem crawling discussion board.
Just to emphasize, a session id does not necessarily mean an 'ID=' in the URL parameter, a session id could even start as 's=3f120... '(demonstrated by Stujoe), in fact the same with Invision, session start with 's=' and not 'id='.
And also to debunk the myth that Google does not index URL with 'ID' as one of the parameter...this is so false, Google does index URL with ID on it.
The main reason why Google(or any SE for that matter) does not crawl discussion board because the session id is in a sense is a 'spider trap'.
Msg#: 15329 posted 12:47 am on Jul 15, 2003 (gmt 0)