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#1
I trawl 'nonsense' posts for answers to questions from months ago instead of asking the same question again, or back up a statement.

The forum wouldn't be any less cluttered with a purge anyway would they, inactive ones simply drop from sight.
#2
Yeah I agree with thesaint. Remember the opening lines of Lord Of the Rings ;-)
#3
But on searches they wouldn't be visible.
I did add the nonsense and cold posts afterwards, my main thought was the For Sale Board.
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It depends on how much importance the site places on its "Google" reputation.

One of the greatest marketing tools knows to man is Google. And Google relies on the links in its database being valid.

They take a dim view of indexed links being removed in bulk, and are likely to blacklist the site if it happens too often.

So I guess this is more than likely why an "auto purge" will never happen, unless the site wants to commit google suicide.
#5
Shengis
Yeah I agree with thesaint. Remember the opening lines of Lord Of the Rings ;-)


Never seen it. :)

highguyuk
But on searches they wouldn't be visible.
I did add the nonsense and cold posts afterwards, my main thought was the For Sale Board.


I could see why some of the 'Non sale' threads could be deleted, but to do it automatically couldn't work. It would involve someone going through esch thread manually and then deleting.
#6
dvdbargainhunter
It depends on how much importance the site places on its "Google" reputation.

One of the greatest marketing tools knows to man is Google. And Google relies on the links in its database being valid.

They take a dim view of indexed links being removed in bulk, and are likely to blacklist the site if it happens too often.

So I guess this is more than likely why an "auto purge" will never happen, unless the site wants to commit google suicide.


I love learning new things.
I'm trusting that what you've written is correct so giving you some rep for my "learnt something new today" !

regards :)
#7
hottoshop
I love learning new things.
I'm trusting that what you've written is correct so giving you some rep for my "learnt something new today" !

regards :)


ironically, I just 'Googled' "one of the greatest marketing tools" and Google wasn't on the 1st page. :thumbsup:
#8
:thumbsup:

OK, maybe "one of the greatest marketing tools known to geeks".

:-D
#9
hottoshop
I love learning new things.
I'm trusting that what you've written is correct so giving you some rep for my "learnt something new today" !

regards :)


:thumbsup:

And I'm guessing that they actually value their google reputation, because they have 188,000 indexed pages in google. And they have invested in "SEO Friendly URL's" for this site - if you look at the address bar, instead of seeing something like:

"http://www.hotukdeals/item/viewthread.php?id=131410" (which is the vBulletin standard and is not search engine friendly)

it actually says:
"hotukdeals/item/131410/automatic-post-purging" which IS search engine friendly and is achieved by a paid-for vBulletin add-on.
#10
The old FS&T threads need to stay there for the sakes of the feedback system which is there now AFAIK, and also we don't have *too* much of a problem with old threads coming back.

I don't know anything about the site's need for google, although that's how I found it and I'm sure many others found it that way too. Having said that the site was small then so it was a bit of chance that it came up in my google search I think.

Try Googling for "Deals" or "Vouchers" though. Has to be something to be proud of. :thumbsup:
#11
Indeed.

You need to worship the great God Google - otherwise your site will die. And this site is no exception - without Google, new visitors will not find the site, and it will stop growing. And eventually decline.

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