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Vbulletin forum is mostly supplemental - did Google make a mistake?

     
3:49 pm on Jul 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have an old website about 5 years old.

it has a forum and about 50.000 posts on the forum.

Today i check almost every post is Supplemental!

btw i use a very good forum script "vbulletin"

its kinda wierd i never seen such a thing before!

Was wondering maybe google mistake? as its not possible that all those page have supplemental materials or titles!

Any idea?

7:53 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's always possible for Google to make mistakes. But most forum software, including vbulletin, creates multiple urls for accessing the same content. The chance is much better that this is not a mistake - that Google is unwilling to index so many duplicate urls in the main index.

We have a good reference thread about this issue - it's available from our Hot Topics [webmasterworld.com] section which is always pinned to the top of the forum's index page

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[edited by: tedster at 8:33 pm (utc) on July 9, 2007]

8:26 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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i know what you mean :D but my bad luck the archive url is supplemental to
10:48 pm on July 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If google made a VB mistake this section would be lit up like christmas... Lots of big forums out there.