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Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by lostincable, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. lostincable

    lostincable Active Member

    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering if anyone can remmond some tools to test my site against how google rates it.

    I have taken a bit of a hit since moving from another forum software where I used to rank in the top results for the topics but know I am usually on the second page.

    Its been a year since the move so it should be returning to normal I would have thought?

    I did setup all the appropriate redirects from the old forum software links to the new xenforo links.

    One thing I have noticed is that some forums are not able to be scanned by google bot because they are private forums but it still detects the title of some of the threads and then gives a 404 error in webmaster tools.

    The only other thing I have noticed is if I search google for the last 24 hours it only shows about three threads in its results but looking at my statistics I have had 8 threads and 52 posts for the last 24 hours.

    Its seems its not scanning and indexing invidual posts but rather threads only.

    I have this in my robots.txt

    Code:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /account/
    Disallow: /help/
    Disallow: /login/
    Disallow: /lost-password/
    Disallow: /misc/style/
    Disallow: /online/
    Disallow: /recent-activity/
    Disallow: /register/
    Disallow: /search/
    Disallow: /goto/
    Disallow: /members/
    Disallow: /index.php?members/
    Disallow: /admin.php
    Disallow: /index.php?account/
    Disallow: /index.php?help/
    Disallow: /index.php?login/
    Disallow: /index.php?lost-password/
    Disallow: /index.php?misc/style/
    Disallow: /index.php?online/
    Disallow: /index.php?register/
    Disallow: /index.php?search/
    Disallow: /admin.php
    Allow: /
    Any ideas to baseline where i am going wrong appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014

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