joined:Aug 26, 2005
I own a website that is ranked in the top ten for its main keyword in yahoo and bing/msn. In google, my site only got ranked recently after being online for over four years (although the site was ranked once in a while over those four years, it kept disappearing from the rankings regularly). For much of 2009, the site was never ranked if I remember correctly, even though many pages in the site were ranked in the top five for secondary keywords.
My site's current google ranking is outside the top 100 for the main keyword, although I am glad to be finally ranked consistently.
Now the question ---
From my Analytics account and Webmaster Tools account, it seems like Google counts all my phpbb forum posts and threads.
So according to google, my most popular word is "post" (number 1). My second most popular word is my main keyword. Other top ten words on my site per google include forum (number 3), topic (number 4), log (number 8) and private (number 10). All of these words are popular because of the forums.
I do not want to have a robot file that tells google not to visit the forums. Some of my forum threads are ranked highly for secondary keywords and I want to keep it that way.
Any ideas on how to get google to only rank my topic or non-forum related keywords on my site? Can I tell google to ignore words such as post, posts, forum and log?