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  • Joe D.
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    Well that is a possible explanation for sure, thank you for bringing it up. They are working on improving SEO anyway.

    Although my Sinatra link when found in Google does NOT have a postid on the end of it.

    My belief is that Google sees all the posts as being on page 1.

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  • AlexanderT
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    Originally posted by Joe D. View Post
    I also did test where I put content on a 2nd page and Google managed to find it. In google search for: zzzhk1018ihyh6542 It's only on page 2 of a Frank Sinatra thread here. (until now) I was curious myself about this.
    Uhmm... I think I know why Google has "caught" your post. What Google does, I believe, and also in the case above, is to visit your profile and follow the links it finds there, including the link to your Sinatra post.

    When you analyze how Google has captured vbulletin.com, you see that many if not most search hits end with the post id. So yeah - why don't you disable user profiles for all guests and/or bots, and see what is left of vBulletin indexed on Google.



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  • Wayne Luke
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    Page linking is actually an issue that is currently being improved upon.

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  • Joe D.
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    I also did test where I put content on a 2nd page and Google managed to find it.

    In google search for: zzzhk1018ihyh6542

    It's only on page 2 of a Frank Sinatra thread here. (until now)

    I was curious myself about this.

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  • Erel
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    Search engines cannot get past page 1
    Not sure that you are correct. Googling for "I'm sure the vBulletin team are working very hard to fix bugs" returns the page where you posted this sentence (page 3 of a long thread).

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  • feldon23
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    Originally posted by DeltaHawk5 View Post
    Wouldn't the current issue (or is it a feature?) that causes all threads to direct to page one regardless of which post you try to access be an SEO nightmare? It sounds to me like this will cause a catastrophic increase in bounce rate for any site that chooses to upgrade.
    It's a huge problem. Search engines cannot get past page 1. I just loaded up Firefox with user agent set to Googlebot 2.1 and Javascript disabled on a multi-page thread and you cannot get to page 2 (or any other page) of any thread.

    Installing vBulletin 5 would be SEO suicide.

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  • DeltaHawk5
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    Go To Page Issue and SEO

    Wouldn't the current issue (or is it a feature?) that causes all threads to direct to page one regardless of which post you try to access be an SEO nightmare?

    It sounds to me like this will cause a catastrophic increase in bounce rate for any site that chooses to upgrade.

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