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Forum-Specific SEO - How Does It Work?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jamal.k, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jamal.k

    jamal.k Newbie

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    Hi guys. Long-time lurker, but the posts here have really helped me have my site take off, so massive respect to all y'all for your contributions.

    There's something I can't find, though, and that's how SEO for bulletin boards works. I set up a forum to complement my site a week and some days ago, and it seems to be completely different to how normal sites work.

    For example, of my 26 existing content posts, 1 got indexed, is ranking high on Google Images, and bringing about 1000 - 2000 unique visitors a day. The other 25 haven't been indexed at all, no matter how far down the results I go. All of the posts are made using the exact same template, only with different images. Granted, the one that got indexed has almost no competition, but I don't get why the others didn't get indexed at all instead of, say, getting indexed and ranking poorly.

    I feel like I'm just missing something huge, but my searches have brought me no results. Anyone have an ideas/suggestions/advice?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Hi Jamal,

    So I dug around to see if I could find any details around what your issue was and the only things I have read were about making sure you have robot.txt on all forum pages, that this is enabled in your forum software, that you submit a fetch in google to determine what is present and then making sure in gwmt that there are not errors on your site.

    I know it isn't much, but hopefully this gives you some direction.

    Shawn
     
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  3. jamal.k

    jamal.k Newbie

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    Thanks Shawn

    I'm using PHPBB3's own built-in bots, but I'll definitely submit a fetch like you said to see what exactly Google's getting. That might clear things up.

    The info's greatly appreciated.