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Postby shichuan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:50 pm

Hullo everybody

I recently set up a forum using PHPBB as my CMS system. In order to make it SEO-friendly, I used PHPBB3 SEO. It looks great. All my urls are in section/topic.html format and I use robot.txt file to exclude all php?messyvariables. And I even tried to type in some dulplicate links, they are either redirected or excluded from robot.txt. BUT after months since I launched the forum, I do a search on google, I still see the link atat the last page with the link says: repeat the search with the omitted results included. AND most of my links are omitted.

My website url is:

The keyword search I did was:

But to my surprise, when I did a search on, no urls are omitted.

Can someone explain the reason why? Thanks in advance! :)
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Postby SeO » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:09 am

Well, only the "natural" query is the one to consider here :

Adding more parameter will alter the results list, and in your case narrow it. ... query.html
rls = version of the client, the language (example: rls=GGLD,GGLD:2003-35,GGLD:en for Google Desktop)

The funny thing is that Google states that results are not affected by this parameter :
A typical Google search URL from Firefox might look like this:

Although this is a very simple search, Google adds a lot of parameters (marked with bold) to identify the source of the query, the language of the interface and the encodings. You'll obtain the same results if you type:

It may not change the SERPs on regular query, but as we see it isn't exactly how it works for the "site:" query.
So, in your case, you are narrowing results when using :

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In the query. "hl" will match English pages first (so if you have more languages on your site, it could alter the results), then "rls" tells Google about the app used to perform the query, IE search box in your case ?.
I'm not sure that only the application used would change the results, but it's possible, the additional "en-US" is though narrowing results too, since it will tell Google you are searching for not only English pages, but en-US pages.

So the greater amount of omitted results could only come from these extra parameters.
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thank you

Postby shichuan » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:21 pm

thank you for your information! I will take a look at my site again and do some more observation.
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