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Will my forums pages spider properly?

Discussion in 'vBulletin' started by schlottke, Apr 22, 2004.

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    schlottke, Apr 22, 2004 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Yep... vBulletin 3 is spiderable right out of the box.

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 22, 2004 IP
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    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    It think it's helped me a lot!! Yea for schlottke's forums!
     
    TwisterMc, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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    I upgraded some of my forums to IPB v1.3 which is also SE friendly and I've noticed an increase in traffic. You'll get a lot of hits from odd keywords that you don't target, but someone posted in your forum.
     
    al2six, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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    TwisterMc Mac Guru

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    That's half the fun!! :D
     
    TwisterMc, Jun 18, 2004 IP
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    TLDTrader.com Peon

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    How about pHpBB 2.0.8?

    Thanks.
     
    TLDTrader.com, Jun 29, 2004 IP
  7. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    Not out of the box.
     
    schlottke, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    TLDTrader.com Peon

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    What mods have to be done?

    Or should I switch to the "search friendly" options? The forum is fairly new and doesn't have much activity yet.

    Thanks.
     
    TLDTrader.com, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    although vb3 is "search engine friendly" (meaning it doesn't use session-ids in the urls), it isn't completely optimized either.

    there are a bunch of optimization hacks available at vbulletin.org
     
    disgust, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Agreed, you can do things with mod_rewrite to make your URLs no appear dynamic or make them keyword rich, but for me, none of that was necessary.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    you've got a decent PR to the forums, though, so I think the fact that you have those query strings don't matter much.

    if your forums are like a PR3 or PR4, I'd imagine it could have a huge, huge impact on the number of threads cached though.

    and if you've got really big forums but are concerned about SE's chewing up bandwidth, you can always disallow all but the /archive/ because those pages are very lightweight and completely optimized.
     
    disgust, Jun 29, 2004 IP
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    Good tips disgust- thanks.
     
    schlottke, Jun 29, 2004 IP