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PR0 for Forum URLs?
Are there any blocks/filters that I'm not aware of?
gethan




msg:110028
 10:27 am on Sep 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

On a PR6 site I released a forum, custom coded (integrated within the rest of the site) and optimised in the simple methods - titles, h1's etc - exactly the same as the rest of the site.

I released on June 19th - today 7th September - everything under the /Forum/ directory has PR0 or grey for the new posts. (I don't run the google bar so much any more - so didn't notice till now).

I guess I've hit some kind of filter - but what - is it as dumb as "Forum" being a PR0 word?

Are there any blocks/filters for forums that I just haven't considered?

 

deejay




msg:110029
 11:34 am on Sep 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Naw, don't believe there's any filter on the word forum. Just have a look around this site. (No, don't look at the toolbar on this post - it's too new :) )

Have you taken care of the basics:

Is the forum actually getting crawled?
No session ids or logins getting in the way?
Friendly URLs?

whiterabbit




msg:110030
 11:58 am on Sep 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I released on June 19th - today 7th September

The only filter you've hit is the 'google hasn't updated its toolbar PR' filter

gethan




msg:110031
 1:11 pm on Sep 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

>Is the forum actually getting crawled?

Yep - even on page x in the serps for targetted keywords - eg. "widget forum".

>No session ids or logins getting in the way?

No session id, or login... unless you login.

>Friendly URLs?

Yep - very friendly, short and mod_rewrited.

eg. /Forum/1/ /Threads/1.html

>The only filter you've hit is the 'google hasn't updated its toolbar PR' filter

Should have thought of that myself - anyone know the last update was?

I'm expecting a PR5 and better ranking than I see currently - luckily I've been at this game a long time and learnt the golden rule - "Be patient".

webnewton




msg:110032
 10:53 am on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

The only filter you've hit is the 'google hasn't updated its toolbar PR' filter

That's the point! Google has take too long this time.

dirkz




msg:110033
 3:26 pm on Sep 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

> The only filter you've hit is the 'google hasn't updated its toolbar PR' filter

Exactly. I bet your pages are already ranked and show traffic.

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