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I have a forum with about 500 threads. The forum is 6 months old. Google only seems to have indexed about 120 of the 500 topics. Is there any way I can get it to index more?
Everytime I look at googlebot online it says it is viewing profile and viewing private meaasges loads of the time. What the heck is it doing wasting time on this?
Many thanks for any replies.
If it's viewing PM's and profiles then you must not have denied it access to those pages with robots.txt That's the first place to start.
You may also note that if you're using phpbb2 or 3 that is only the tip of the iceberg, phpbb2 has upwards of 10 URL's per actual page just through pagination and other features. If you let it into the search page you're looking at some ridiculous amount.
phpBB3 is a little better and hides some content from bots but still has about 5 duplicate URL's per page.