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Is vBulletin Really the Best forum script?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by Professional Dude, Jul 27, 2009.

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    Okay, So i have tried all free forum scripts, the problem is it's too long for Google to index those new thread pages, is there some kind of function in vBulletin that when a new thread or post is made, Google is pinned or atleast index the new thread?
    SEMrush
    For example this forum, every new thread is indexed very fast.

    Can anyone tell me who uses vBulletin , are your threads getting indexed fast and are there any bugs? Do you recommend it?

    Thank You :p
     
    Professional Dude, Jul 27, 2009 IP
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  2. blackside

    blackside Member

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    #2
    there are many SEO Mods for each kind of forum software (free and paid).
    for example; vbSEO for vbulletin.

    If you want your new topics indexed very fast by google you need really high pagerank ;)

    And I think, that vBulletin is best forum script, there are really many features.
    Free analogue to vbulletin is MyBB -check it :)
     
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    bretthexum Well-Known Member

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    I use it and love it. I think you get what you pay for. I use Zoints SEO which rewrites the URL's and my pages get indexed fairly quickly, even being PR0.
     
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  4. Professional Dude

    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    By fairly quickly you mean in 10-20 min? If you don't mind, may I have a look at your forum through Pm.
    Cheers
     
    Professional Dude, Jul 27, 2009 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    You can get any forum indexed quickly if you have backlinks, it doesn't matter at all the forum script ;)
     
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    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    So how can you do it with phpbb3, because currently my forum is not getting indexed at all?:D
     
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  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    how many backlinks do you have? what's the URL
     
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  8. Professional Dude

    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    There are very few backlinks, and yea I understand I need more backlinks to get it indexed fast :p

    but isn't there some kind of function that pings google like wordpress when a new post is made? for phpbb or vBulletin?
     
    Professional Dude, Jul 28, 2009 IP
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    SOULZRIPPER Well-Known Member

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    It's not because of the Vbulletin software it's because of the popularity of this forum !

    There are numerous sites running on free forum softwares like Phpbb and Smf.
    But then if you can afford Vb go for it ;)
     
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Professional Dude - you have asked several very specific questions. It shows that you have concerns and questions before you purchase a product - which is good.

    As for post getting indexed as soon as they are made, that also depends on the age of the site. Older forums get indexed faster then newer forums.

    As for something pinging google and notifying it of new post - I do not know of anything like that. On large forums, do you really want your site pining google several thousand times daily? Thats going to take resources to ping google every time a post is made.

    There is a free sitemap addon from vbseo that I highly recommend. With the sitemap I was able to get about 300,000 of may pages indexed. But I screwed something up for about 4 - 6 weeks and 270,000 pages were delisted. Everyday my forum builds 14 - 15 sitemaps with 49,000 urls in each on. Out of that 49,000 urls, only 4,000 - 8,000 are indexed.

    Google is good at indexing a site, but its not perfect. Regardless of what you do, every page may not get indexed. I have seen vbulletin forums with 1.2 million post and only have 25,000 indexed pages. But I do not know if they were submitting a sitemap either.

    As for comparing vbulletin with other software, I think its at the top of the list. Vbulletin being #1, IPB #2, smf and a few other in the 3, 4 and 5 range.
     
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  11. jucktion

    jucktion Peon

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    There is a sitemap mod for phpbb forum. submit it to google and hope your links get indexed quickly
     
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    VBulletin is very poorly designed. The architecture doesn't seperate out the design template, the javascript code for on-page functionality and the PHP for DB queries. It is amazing it is as popular as it is still. Having said that I do run it because it has a few add ons I need. I'd recommend PHPBB for a small board though.
     
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    Personally, I think VBulletin is good though I use MyBB. It's easier for me to use then phpBB or SMF.
     
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    ifeelikedying Greenhorn

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    My 2 cents is: Any big forum i have ever participated in has been with VB. VB just seems easier to me, though i have used myBB before and it was neat and easy to use aswell.
     
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    -X- Manager Greenhorn

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    Yup is the best vBulletin for now.And there is some free script smillar like vBulletin...Mybb
     
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    dmi Well-Known Member

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    It really is.

    I've tried all of them, but none is so powerful as vBulletin.
     
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    xXSephirothXx Well-Known Member

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    quick question i think i know what they are but i want to be sure. What are backlinks?
     
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    scylla Notable Member

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    I think that with all of the other stuff vb is starting to develop this is giving other forum softwares a chance to catch up. About 1-2 more years of vbulletin not working as hard on the forum software and you might see the free ones begin to surpass what vb can do altogether and you can tell by the author being concerned about this for even making this thread :)
     
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    Professional Dude Prominent Member

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    Backlinks=Links to your site, check out the link development forum here at DP :)

    :eek: You could be right, but I guess they already have made their name, so I dont think they need to work that harder, but yea. :eek:
     
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    Vbulletin 4 is supposed to be pretty sweet... might be out later this year. I hope at least.
     
    bretthexum, Aug 5, 2009 IP