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    Are there any problems with spiders indexing pages that have content dynamically loaded, like vbulletin forums?

    If so, what can be done to increase your search engine rankings for vbulletin sites?

  • #2
    Yes and no.
    Search Crawing Spider & Indexing Spiders are spidering according to some rules, and session hashes and dynamicly changing URLs are not always caught.

    vBulletin 3 strips the session hash for bots so they can spider it more easily. And it also has an archive feature which is very easy for bots to use.

    So far the bots have found every page of vBulletin that a guest can see and I can find nearly every one of them back in the search engines. So .. so far so good.
    I think my site has a PR of 4.

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    • #3
      So after you get your forum going, what type of marketing techniques are used to get it known out to people?

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      • #4
        Add it to search engines, in dmoz and get linked on other web sites, back to yours. Advertise and put your link in sigs on other web sites.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Floris
          Yes and no.
          Search Crawing Spider & Indexing Spiders are spidering according to some rules, and session hashes and dynamicly changing URLs are not always caught.

          vBulletin 3 strips the session hash for bots so they can spider it more easily. And it also has an archive feature which is very easy for bots to use.

          So far the bots have found every page of vBulletin that a guest can see and I can find nearly every one of them back in the search engines. So .. so far so good.
          I think my site has a PR of 4.
          Nope yours has a PR of 6!

          http://www.top25web.com/pagerank.php

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          • #6
            Then we went up a few

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bfoot045
              Nope yours has a PR of 6!

              http://www.top25web.com/pagerank.php
              I think I am doing something wrong with that

              Everything I enter is returning as 0/10 ???

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              • #8
                There's probably something wrong with that page. Our home page also produces 0/10:

                http://www.vbulletin.com/
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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                • #9
                  Guys .. just face it my vbulletin fan web site is the best!

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                  • #10
                    I've managed to get a 7 and 0 for vBulletin.com so I would say there is something wrong with the page or coding used for the script to pull the PR of the website. Does anyone know a more reliable one, without having to install the Google Toolbar .

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                    • #11
                      I use the PR Extension for firefox ?
                      Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dean C
                        Yea I use that as well, but ended up uninstalling it because I didn't know how accurate it was

                        MGM out

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MetalGearMaster
                          Yea I use that as well, but ended up uninstalling it because I didn't know how accurate it was

                          MGM out
                          PR itself isn't accurate, it's just an algorithim used to generate a figure. So I don't rely on it, just use it for reference
                          Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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