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Any chance Google will start indexing Ikonboard threads?
Ikonboard is one of the most widely used message board software on the web.
The Ikonboard is well linked to and the main page is PR 4 and I've been running the forum with Ikonboard software for about 2 years, but no threads have ever been indexed.
...Or does anyone know how to make your Ikonboard "Google/Search Engine friendly?"
But according to Ikonboard's home page it's the most widely used forum software on the web.
Wouldn't it be nice if Google got better at indexing ikonboard and other forum software's threads?
Surely it could add quality information to Google.
Or do we just have to wait for BestBBS to be released. ;)
I can ask around, but I think the one Ikonboard I was checking out recently had really long urls with session IDs. I could be wrong though..
and that looks like a session id to me. I know that was the problem with my phpbb installation and I had to mod it to get google to crawl it. Don't know if ikonboard has mods for that.
joined:May 28, 2002
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'.