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    I was googling for "cpdavd" when suddenly I realized that Google understands vBulletin, explaining how many posts there are in the page, how many authors and when the last post had been made.

    cpanel cpdavd - Web Hosting Talk - The largest, most influential ...
    4 posts - 3 authors - Last post: 10 Apr
    cpanel cpdavd Hosting Software and Control Panels.
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    100% memory usage, no trafficked sites. - KnownHost Community Forum

    10 posts - Last post: 20 Dec 2007
    I disable cpdavd and cphulkd on my VPS as I don't have any users that use cpdavd (web drive) and cphulkd just sits there taking up memory ...
    forums.knownhost.com/showthread.php?t=1223 - 73k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

    Very nice.
    Syrian Medical Society - mi la do - My Hacks - vCharset converter - Projects Queue

    I want to breathe the freedom, and to strew the mounts of nostalgia in your eyes.

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    Wow, nice catch

    I always knew Google liked vbulletin.
    Radio and TV Player for vBulletin

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    • #3
      Interesting stuff - nice find Milado!

      Now the question is, does it give higher page rank to forum pages or not...
      What's Special About Ruby on Rails?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Razasharp View Post
        Now the question is, does it give higher page rank to forum pages or not...
        Based on the democratic nature of Google Search algorithm, I don't think so.
        Syrian Medical Society - mi la do - My Hacks - vCharset converter - Projects Queue

        I want to breathe the freedom, and to strew the mounts of nostalgia in your eyes.

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        • #5
          I think it may even hinder it.

          Which is why I have done some tests to see if that's the case or not, while they are no where near conclusive - I think it may well be the case.
          What's Special About Ruby on Rails?

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          • #6
            A forum page, like any page, may contain valuable or silly contents, so I assume the template of any page won't have an advantage in the matter of ranking.
            Syrian Medical Society - mi la do - My Hacks - vCharset converter - Projects Queue

            I want to breathe the freedom, and to strew the mounts of nostalgia in your eyes.

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            • #7
              Sorry to say, but .. I think it's just a listing of details in a search result. I do NOT see what that has to do with SEO. I can't believe this thread immediately turned into that direction.

              Yeah. I emailed years ago and in 2007 again the suggestion that communities have fixed data now and search results from newsletters subscriptions, mailing lists, forums, blogs, etc. could include a mention of such details to indicate activity.

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              • #8
                It isn't a vBulletin thing per se but something they are applying to all sites which receive comments on a topic. Its an interesting change. Might change a few minds if your site comes up as seemingly random link A vs. seemingly random link b.
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                Wayne Luke
                The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
                vBulletin 5 API

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                • #9
                  I have a site with vbulletin integrated into it. I end up getting more search results for keywords in the forum than in the main site even when the forum is not the main part. So I think Google does understand vbulletin really well.
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                  • #10
                    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/200...on-boards.html

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                    • #11
                      Ah cool stuff .

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                      • #12
                        Well needed change imo All too often I'll google a problem and find a link to a forum where the thread is years out of date and no longer relevant. The ubutnu forum results were very bad for this.

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                        • #13
                          Very cool
                          I noticed this the other day, too.
                          Regards,
                          Nick

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                          • #14
                            Very nice from the smart Google.

                            EDIT: The stats aren't accurate, at least for arabic communities.
                            Last edited by Mazinger; Fri 17 Oct '08, 2:31pm.
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                            • #15
                              Once Google starts to show data for other kinds of web pages, we can expect to see an option to restrict the search results to a certain category (forums, reviews, blogs, news articles).
                              I dont think thats so good, as effectively someone searching can choose to exclude "Forum type Pages" and then none of our pages will show......

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