homeguy wrote:NEPA: I did a search for other coal forums and your came up about 6th in google. That is awesome.
Thanks, this forum and my other site have been on online for quite some time which is one reason. I just did a major overhaul in late April or May and some of the changes are just starting to take affect now.
One of the issues with forums are that they are dynamic with URL's like (the id tag is for someone moving between pages) :
Google doesn't like pages that appear to be the same and won't include them in in many search results. The problem with the first URL is that every time the bot comes around it ends up going to pages it has already indexed plus the fact it thinks they are duplicate content. There's also many other URL's it can find through other links on this site such as if you search the posts someone has made... in the end you can have 100" URL's it will index all pointing to the same page.
Ideally you want just one page indexed:
I took it a step further, each URL is rewritten dynamically for someone not logged in or for a search engine bot. Each one is unique and appears to be static content instead of dynamic content which takes more precedence in a search engine.
As far as the search engine is concerned there is one
URL for each page on this site, no other. Currently Google has over 5,000 indexed but most are duplicate content that will never show up in a search result. As it reindexes and revisits they'll be removed since any dynamic URL is now excluded from search engines.
There's a few other things I have done but I don't want to give it all away.
It's been adding about 4 or 5 a week now to the main results, once you get to 7 it stops with the omitted results... http://www.google.com/search?q=site:www ... art=0&sa=N