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Old 20 Apr 2011, 16:06
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Are they linked to your main forum pages somehow? That will let them be found by google when they index your site.
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 16:20
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Thanks for the reply BOP. Not sure what you mean regarding being linked to my forum pages.

They're all created as http://mydomain.com/page1.php......page2.php....etc
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 16:54
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Originally Posted by soundbarrierpro View Post
Thanks for the reply BOP. Not sure what you mean regarding being linked to my forum pages.

They're all created as http://mydomain.com/page1.php......page2.php....etc
How would someone visit these pages, are they links in your header, footer, or navbar for example? If I browse to yourdomain.com how many clicks does it take for me to get to one of these pages. If there are too many clicks needed, or they aren't even visible, they won't be indexed by google.
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 17:12
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Thank you for reply, yes these are all links, and its the only way to get to the pages. Unless of course you already know the exact URL which can be typed directly into the address bar.

So basically, meta data is pointless anyway, huh?
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 17:25
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I wouldn't say it's useless but Google is pretty good at determining what is real content and what is not. You just want to make sure the pages can be accessed by Google.

You want to use traditional HTML links, not fancy JavaScript or Flash for making links that google spiders will ignore.
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 17:29
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I wouldn't say it's useless but Google is pretty good at determining what is real content and what is not. You just want to make sure the pages can be accessed by Google.

You want to use traditional HTML links, not fancy JavaScript or Flash for making links that google spiders will ignore.
Thank you for reply. All great help here.

Yes, they are indeed always html, (I don't know anything more than HTML) coding-wise. Would it help if I add the pages to robots.txt?
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 19:32
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I've only used robots.txt to block spiders. Not sure if it works the other way around. One thing you might want to check out is producing a "site map" that will tell the search engines which URLs to crawl. (Or at least tell them they exist, it doesn't guarantee anything.)
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Old 20 Apr 2011, 20:08
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Originally Posted by soundbarrierpro View Post
Thank you for reply. All great help here.

Yes, they are indeed always html, (I don't know anything more than HTML) coding-wise. Would it help if I add the pages to robots.txt?
Just having a link to the page on any of your pages will get it indexed if there is content and its not duplicated. Search engines follow a "click tree" so:
Homepage>link to forum x page>
>links to threads
>Links elsewhere on page
>links to other forums, pages (like your custom one) and external links

So link to your pages anywhere in your site and they will eventually be crawled , or you can submit the url directly to google to crawl.
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Old 03 May 2011, 20:06
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Hi all,
to remove from the navbar?
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Old 01 Jul 2011, 05:01
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nice... I was wondering how to list latest threads from forums to the page you just created?


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Old 30 Aug 2011, 09:17
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i find this is another good alternative as well
https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/show...-to-your-forum
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Old 04 Oct 2011, 03:22
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Does this work on 4.1.5?

Thanks
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Old 04 Oct 2011, 03:23
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Originally Posted by dmandem View Post
Does this work on 4.1.5?

Thanks
The vB 4 article does
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Old 05 Oct 2011, 18:51
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I'm sorry, I am a noob. Where do you put the test.php file?
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Old 05 Oct 2011, 19:47
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In your forum root. The directory where your vBulletin is installed.
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