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Proper 301 Moved Permanently - after PHPBB to vanilla conversion???

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Embedding is a shortcut for less technical folk. If you have the capacity to not embed, I recommend not using it. It's not bad, it's just... less good.

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    I still have only about 40% of my referral traffic. This is a huge hit.
    Im SCARED to convert my other forums to vanilla now :(

    I have no way of knowing if its because I didnt have the viewtopic.php hack in place when I converted in the first place, or if I would have lost all this traffic anyway. In any case, this really sucks. I cant afford this experiment again, because the next forum I want to move is BIGGER. This was my smallest one and it took a HUGE hit in traffic and rankings.

    Really LOST on what to do now.

    I love vanilla, but cant afford to destroy my business with lost traffic and rank.

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    LincLinc Detroit Admin

    Are you using Google Webmaster Tools? If not, get an account, and find out where you're losing this traffic at. From there, you can narrow down the specific issue.

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    Yes I use webmaster tools and google analytics. It was a referral drop from google.

    GOOD NEWS. The was a recent big upramp forming of google referral traffic. Right now it looks like its all coming back. Google just took a lot longer than I expected to re-index everything. I think I tripped google up by not having the viewtopic.php available from day one.

    I think within a month ill know for sure, and im predicting traffic will be back to normal at this point.
    WHICH IS AWESOME... because I cant wait to move all my forums to vanilla. Id do it in a second if the next release was out already. I really need that mailchimp integration, so holding off.

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