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I was hoping someone could shed a little light on a issue we have with phpBB. It's the "fully modded" version which seems to have serious Google issues. Unfortunately the phpbbfm site is having a few, ahem, problems and I can't register to post my questions there.
We've implemented the standard Google mod for phpBB, which we know to be working very well on other sites, but we are seeing this kind of thing in the Google cache for the few pages that are listed:
phpBB : Critical Error
Error creating new session
SQL Error : 1062 Duplicate entry 'xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx' for key 1
INSERT INTO phpbb_sessions (session_id, session_user_id, session_start, session_time, session_ip, session_page, session_logged_in) VALUES ('xxxxxxx', -1, xxxxxxx, xxxxxx, 'xxxxx', 94, 0)
Line : 184
File : /usr/home/web/forums.site.com/docs/inc/sessions.php
This is way beyond me and even our experienced programmers who adjusted things a bit when it first occurred are scratching their heads.
Anyone struck this before? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
That usually has to do with the bb_sessions being full.
However, you might want to re-think the Google-friendly MOD. I chose not to install it and we got top #1 position for the targeted search term, and the index page was indexed in under 2 months. And, people can write some weird stuff, and I'd rather not have Google looking at the posts themselves.
Another thing is, Google indexes the posts w/o having the Google-friendly MOD installed if the PR is high enough. The posts at phpBB are indexed, and the Google-friendly MOD isn't installed on that board.
Sorry if this isn't helpful.
As for the problem: Sorry I don't think I have an answer for you... :-/
We did try phpBB without the mod, but only the top levels of each category were spidered, not the posts themselves - we really want as many posts indexed as possible as there's a lot of good information in them.
You make an interesting point regarding high PR and phpBB. I was under the impression that phpBB.com did have the mod installed. I'll look into this further.
I thought so too when I noticed how many posts are indexed. Then I asked the Admins and they replied that they are using a "Vanilla Copy", no MODs. But then they do have PR9, which I'm not likely to get anytime soon.
Why do you think so? If you saw the indexed threads in Google for yourself, all you need to know is right there.
Teoma has been able to index Infopop BBS for a while now. Google handles DevBB just fine, and is indexing phpBB fairly well. I'm guessing someday soon Google might get around to catching up with Teoma when it comes to Infopop forums.
>>I'll gladly look at your examples though, as I always try to learn. Feel free to sticky me. :)<<
All you need you've already seen in the Google SERPs. The posts are indexed w/o backlinks.