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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:53 am
by uw268
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

Thank you,

Andy

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:03 am
by Lumpy Burgertushie
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.


robert

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:38 am
by janus_zonstraal
Make a account or login in @ https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

and you see if Google has problems with your site(s).

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:17 am
by HiFiKabin
https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... o_sitemap/ is a sitemap designed for phpBB's dynamic content

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:45 pm
by stevemaury
No point in setting user permissions for Bots. Give the Bots Group a Bot access permission role for all forums and you are done.

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:05 pm
by Hartenheer
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?

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:19 pm
by stevemaury
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

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

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:22 pm
by Hartenheer
Thanks

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

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:09 am
by uw268
Thank you for all your help. :)