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i am continuosly trying to boost it.. my question is IPB is SEo optimized..
previously i installed SMF.. in that google indexed only this content..
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will you help me out this...
ETA: In other words, no, I don't know the answer myself. ;)
[edited by: Beagle at 1:23 am (utc) on July 10, 2008]
There was also an indication that Crawlability, the guys who do the vBSEO package for vBulletin, might release something for IPB, but I haven't heard anything about this lately.
Out of the box, IPB's reputation for SEO doesn't seem to be very good.
One thing you should check are your content browsing settings. Since the only page that is being indexed is a login request, it could be that you don't let guests (non-logged in users) see the content. If they can't see it, neither can Google.
If you use IPB and it's not open to the public, but you want the SEO value of the content...
Snip off an abstract of the thread, e.g.-
How to Improve the SEO of IP.Board Forums
by Community Member
By snipping an abstract of the thread which is loaded with SEO improvement related keywords and phrases you can get Google to index the pages which contain the abstracts, without opening up the forum to everyone.
By strategically placing a few topic related abstracts on a static web page, (or as links in an online Newsletter), e.g.- "SEO for IP.Board" or "Do Search Engines Index Forum Messages", etc.. You can gain the SEO value without opening up the content... [Join to Read More]
You could put leaders like this on your home page or any other page and I'm sure you'd get good SEO bang for the buck, (in effect harvesting your own un-indexed content for SEO gains). Scrape your own site, it's legal!
[edited by: Asia_Expat at 11:33 am (utc) on July 17, 2008]