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not one single forum page listed in yahoo for any of my sites
any ideas why this could be?
shortbus1662

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3720553 posted 7:35 pm on Aug 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yahoo does not have one single forum page from any of my sites listed other than the actual forum home page.

Can anyone tell me why this might be?

Has anyone had this problem?

 

WiseWebDude

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3720553 posted 4:42 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

Forums are notoriously BAD for duplicate content. Do you use a robots.txt file to block off duplicate pages, print pages, etc.? It depends on what script you are using as well. I would rewrite your URLs so they are NOT dynamic as well (not ?phpsessionid434243, but rather /forums/this-post.html). There is a LOT than can be wrong but we would need more info on exactly how you are set up, etc...

shortbus1662

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3720553 posted 7:40 pm on Aug 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

urls are rewritten and much is stripped from the forum pages. They perform very well in google.

I do need to have a look at the robots.txt file and exclude some things that aren't probably already excluded.

thanks.

Nick0r

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3720553 posted 4:56 pm on Aug 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

Do you happen to use Vbseo by any chance?

[edited by: Nick0r at 4:56 pm (utc) on Aug. 22, 2008]

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