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TOPIC: Discoverability of Forum

Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64564

  • maria3132
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It seems that this forum is no longer discoverable via Google search results that point to old threads nor through the home page of pdsa org. Google was the way I found the site and I still come across interesting old discussions that way, but can no longer click on them. Can that be fixed? It would be a shame to reduce the number of newly diagnosed people who can easily find this community.

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Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64568

  • mrsb04
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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Ex renal specialist nurse. I retired in Nov 2019 after 46 years on the front line. I firmly believe in empowering patients to be involved as much as possible in their care; always question medics about the evidence base they use.
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I just googled and found it immediately

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Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64570

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If the search returns a link to an old thread, that link routes to the pdsa homepage and not to the old thread, since urls seem to have changed. Once on the home page, it's now harder to find the discussion board.

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Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64574

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Maria, not to worry.
What happens is that Google/Yahoo/Bing/etc have 'bot's. The bot (scanning algorithm) goes to different websites and updates its database on what is there. The bot might come along often on a 'news' page but not so much on PDSA. Once a week or once a month, something like that. When the bot gets around to scanning PDSA again search results should get better.
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Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64582

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Thanks, Hal, seems like the creepy crawlies have done some indexing already since I posted!

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Discoverability of Forum 1 year 10 months ago #64589

  • mrsb04
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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Ex renal specialist nurse. I retired in Nov 2019 after 46 years on the front line. I firmly believe in empowering patients to be involved as much as possible in their care; always question medics about the evidence base they use.
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