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Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 09:01
by Morn76
Why is Google no longer indexing the forum? E.g. search for "Karsthafen map" in Google, nothing. Search for "Stampy's lovely world", nothing. (For the second search, we used to be #4 in Google results under the old forum software.)

Is this intentional? Or did someone forget to disable a default robots.txt somewhere?

Re: Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 09:19
by Calinou

Re: Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:02
by BlockMen
I also noticed that issue and it should changed back if possible...

Re: Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:21
by Morn76


The DDG link seems to be from our old forum software. Note that "f=12" is missing. So apparently DDG simply hasn't indexed the forum since the software switch.

I can't find a "robots.txt" on the server, so I think there must be another exclusion rule somewhere.

Re: Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 20:01
by ShadowNinja
It seems like bots aren't counted as guests, and bots didn't have permissions to read the forum.
I've given them the appropriate permissions.

Re: Google no longer indexing forum topics

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 09:18
by Morn76
Thanks, ShadowNinja!