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Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in search

Postby nitsf » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:36 am

Hi there,

Its been 2 months, but our phpbb forum is not appearing in the google search results even if we search for unique content posted on our forum long back.

When using complete website name, the results show up.

But when using phrases or content for search, nothing shows up.

New to SEO but this is extremely critical for our forum.

Have good traffic through our FB page, but organic search is yielding nothing at all.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in searc

Postby HB » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:56 pm

What is your site? Maybe you have nobody linking to you. Search results are based in part on "trust" established by quality referrers. If you have none, then sometimes the only answer is patience while you gain real organic references.
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Re: Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in searc

Postby nitsf » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:44 pm

How much more patience is required.

I am quite sure, its a problem with phpbb, not with my patience level.

You all must have encountered this question several times.

Could you please help me out with the checks i should go about in fixing this.
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Re: Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in searc

Postby HB » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:43 pm

It's hard to guess what the problem might be without knowing your site. Would you post a URL?
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Re: Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in searc

Postby nitsf » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:29 am

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Re: Its been 2 months but phpbb forum not appearing in searc

Postby HB » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:35 pm

It's completely indexed:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awww.systemfunda.com&oq=site%3Awww.systemfunda.com#q=site:www.systemfunda.com%2Fforum

Today your forum has 117 threads and Google returns 143 results. It's indexed, period. But just because Google indexes your site doesn't mean it will be returned in an open search. The search above looks only in your site by adding the "site:" parameter. An open search looks at ALL sites and if Google doesn't deem your site relevant to the given search, it's omitted.

Given the limited size of your site, it's not surprising that Google skipped it. You've probably heard the phrase "content is king" in SEO circles. Google looks at a bazillion sites every day; it's not a given that just because your site contains the phrase "A passionate rum essence and toasty hazelnut undertones are incorporated in the 2012 Bordeaux from Butafucco Vineyards" that Google will include it in the SERPs for said phrase (unless of course the user limits all results to your site, as I did above).

For what it's worth, it took around 2 years (and thousands of threads) before my site consistently appeared on pages 1-3 for competitive keywords. If you want to post specific queries you expected to see in page results, please post the search URL. But otherwise it sounds like the simple answer is "create more content that users (and thus Google) deem most relevant".
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