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How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully?

Post by uw268 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:53 am

Hi,

How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully? And how do I know if my forum permissions of the bots group are correct?

Where can I find a good XML sitemap generator on the web? Which one is good?

Please see attached my forum bots settings. (3 image files) https://www.uswebcity.com/forum

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Re: How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:03 am

you ask google. type in your board url into google and see what you get.

type in some keyword phrasesthat you know are on your board and see what you get.

sitemaps are not much help for a dynamic site like phpbb that the content changes all the time.

sitemaps are usually only helpful on sites that stay static most of the time.

the permissions for the bots group are usually the best as default when you install phpbb. that is what has been used for years with the best results.

you may want to add more bots to the group as time goes on and you see what bots are hitting your site. the whole purpose of the bots group is so you can control what they can access.


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Re: How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:38 am

Make a account or login in @ https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

and you see if Google has problems with your site(s).
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Post by stevemaury » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:45 pm

No point in setting user permissions for Bots. Give the Bots Group a Bot access permission role for all forums and you are done.
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Re: How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully?

Post by Hartenheer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:05 pm

HiFiKabin wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:17 am
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... o_sitemap/ is a sitemap designed for phpBB's dynamic content
It stands for 3.1.
Does it still work with 3.2.2?
Sorry English is not my native language :oops:


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Post by stevemaury » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:19 pm

Hartenheer wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:05 pm
HiFiKabin wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:17 am
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... o_sitemap/ is a sitemap designed for phpBB's dynamic content
It stands for 3.1.
Does it still work with 3.2.2?
Yes - https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... pic/172611
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Post by Hartenheer » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:22 pm

Thanks
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Re: How do I know if Google has indexed my forum successfully?

Post by uw268 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:09 am

Thank you for all your help. :)

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