Prevent duplicate indexing while moving threads in phpBB

Moving a thread from one forum to another cause duplicate indexing issues in phpBB3. In such cases, both the old URL and the new URL return a “200 Found” header response, even though the thread doesn’t exist in the old forum. Ideally, the old URL should 301 redirect to the new URL. In this post […]

Prevent duplicate indexing of phpBB3 threads by Google

In a default phpBB3 installation(without an SEO mod), the same thread can be accessed through many URLs. For example, the thread Favourite Animorphs fanfiction can be accessed through these different URLs : http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&p=659#p659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=60 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=659 http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a http://animorphsfanforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60&st=0&sk=t&sd=a#p659 The agressive Googlebot might pick almost all of those links and it might lead to […]