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Setting Page Indexable

jobbatamjobbatam Batam New
edited May 2015 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Good morning my friends, i tested my vanilla forum with Seo Score Add ons in mozila, but the home page non indexable, where I can setup this problem to fix my forum to be indexable?
thanks so much ;)

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  • jobbatamjobbatam Batam New

    @Todd after I check again, it is due to the canonical URL. search engines do not index main page www.example.com but www.example.com/discussions. Can I make the main page index by search engines? not www.example.com/discussions. I search some discussion with this topic but i cant find fix this.
    cc @R_J and @hgtonight
    thanks

  • change it in your robot.txt files i wouldn't take the indexing away from the forum tho. I can its set to such.

  • @R_J said:
    The "problem" is that the main page isn't indexed because the main page tells the search engine it is not homepage.com/ but homepage.com/recent. Therefore there is no main page that can be indexed.
    I must admit it feels like it should be the other way around: hompage.com/recent as what you can see in the browser and homepage.com as canonical link. On the other hand, I think Google strives for ranking those side up that have a good user experience. I would hate it if I had to enter hompage.com/recent instead of only hompage.com/. I do not have an advice in this case :neutral:

    But deleting the root page from the robots.txt so that it shouldn't be indexed when the problem is that the root page isn't indexed doesn't sound like a solution ;)

    you are right, however i was making the statement based on the fact i can see the indexing was disallowed... maybe i saw it wrong.

  • jobbatamjobbatam Batam New

    @R_J thanks for your explain, the conclusion is there is no way to make main page indexable by search engine.. sadly :(

  • jobbatamjobbatam Batam New

    @DSX said:
    you are right, however i was making the statement based on the fact i can see the indexing was disallowed... maybe i saw it wrong.

    So, What should we do?

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