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    Hi all, just wanted to ask with the page numbering on threads we currently only get one URL to view an entire thread and each page cannot be accessed individually.

    So two questions -

    1) How will search bots interpret that and will they be able to index an entire thread or only parts of it?

    2) Will page numbers be added later on or is it the way it is with the new VB5 that can not navigate to a certain page?

    Cheers!

  • #2
    I noticed that too, and the last post info has also gone from the main index. I wonder if this is just a technical problem?
    Fireworks

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    • #3
      I just test this out by search in Google on the following search term which is located on page 2 of a thread -

      Code:
      Bickering isn't going to change anything! site:vbulletin.com
      It picks it up in Google with the following results -

      1) The first results in the search lands you on the first page even though the search term is on page 2

      2) The second link lands you on page 2 and I notice it has found a page id -

      Code:
      http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/vbulletin-5-connect/vbulletin-5-connect-beta-feedback/427033-vb5-isn-t-that-good?p=3943649
      I tried a few other search terms and it would seem that it can index what's on pages past page 1 but it is not always able to land you on that page as it can't always find a page id.

      Wondering how Google would treat this?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lostincable View Post
        Hi all, just wanted to ask with the page numbering on threads we currently only get one URL to view an entire thread and each page cannot be accessed individually. So two questions - 1) How will search bots interpret that and will they be able to index an entire thread or only parts of it? 2) Will page numbers be added later on or is it the way it is with the new VB5 that can not navigate to a certain page? Cheers!
        You can actually link directly to different pages. For example:
        http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum...rsioning/page2

        Obviously this is something we need to get into the URLs for better indexing. In an upcoming version we will be adding canonical next and prev information to the header as well for longer pages and indexing better.

        Originally posted by Ingenious View Post
        I noticed that too, and the last post info has also gone from the main index. I wonder if this is just a technical problem?
        I see this properly both logged in and as a guest.

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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
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        • #5
          Geez that was fast Wayne!!!

          That's good to know the links are there and really it just a matter of the code telling the search bots how to index the numbering system.

          At least if people upgrade they can let users know how to get to different pages.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wayne Luke View Post
            I see this properly both logged in and as a guest.
            When I'm logged in, I don't see the last post info:

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            • #7
              I can see the problem with the last post information. Seems to be related to the usergroup in you're in for some reason. I can see it for guests and registered users but not Licensed Members or Licensed Ticket Members. We have an open JIRA on this so I will make a comment there.

              http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-7921
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              Wayne Luke
              The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud customization and demonstration site.
              vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
              vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
              I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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              • #8
                Also, when I'm opening forumhome page via this url: https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum.php I see the main forum page and a lot of closed threads on the bottom:

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                • hornstar6969
                  hornstar6969 commented
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                  Yeah I got that yesterday too. It was odd.

                • Wayne Luke
                  Wayne Luke commented
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                  There is a bug where stickies bubble up to the parent.

              • #9
                The stickies on the bottom was a known bug. It will be fixed, if it hasn't already.

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