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  • What happens when I delete a topic (google)

    Hey, SEO/google question.
    What happens actually when I delete an google indexed thread in my forum?
    Will google eventually forget the thread and delete it from it's index automatically?

    I guess it will be shown as an error in webmaster tools for a short time period and then google will realize, that the conent is gone and everything is fine!?

    Kind greetings!

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    On the vBulletin Side, deleted topics will lead to a 404 Page Not Found error. Google will eventually eliminate these from their index. If you maintain your XML Sitemap, then Google will read that periodically and update its linking to fit the sitemap. How often it updates depends on how important Google thinks your site is.
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    Wayne Luke
    The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
    vBulletin 5 API


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