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hi all i have a forum for computer related discussions ceswap.tinydot.info and the problem is

  i added my forum's url to google , yahoo and msn search engine some weeks before but my forum is not yet indexed in google !  

   Will google index phpbb forums ?   I have a doubt why  my forum is not yet indexed in google ! you can have a look at my forum ceswap.tinydot.info  i even generated sitemap from freesitemap generator website for my forum and uploaded it to ceswap.tinydot.info/sitemap.xml  and even uploaded it to google sitemaps beta ! but when i enter the keyword ceswap or ceswap forum in google or even site:ceswap.tinydot.info i see void results !

 Please help me ! All the pages is my forum is available public not even a single page is restricted ! Can you please tell me the reason why my page is not even indexed by google and the solution !  

Hope i would be grateful if you help me in this case !
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> Will google index phpbb forums ?
why not

It can take time to become fully indexed
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oh really ! will it take time to index ? i added my url to google one week before and even added sitemaps 4 days beforee ! but still i can't see index pages in google sitemaps beta ! even when you enter ceswap forum 0 results are found and also
site:ceswap.tinydot.info ! i dont know why ?

welll hoomanv i wil see the above links and tell the suggestion ok !
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the jbr tech software you have given can be downloaded in the second link but i cannot register an account with jbrtech in order to use the software since i think they left the support for it ! even google index software is not found in thier blog
and also this link not workng http://www.jrbtech.com/googleindex/register.php 
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for your reference what i have done in my forum !

Since google bot uses session ids in phpbb forums and it will be harder for google bot i even installed the session id hack mod for phpbb available in phpbb official forum which enhances the google indexing and also some search engine requires meta tag ! by default phpbb forum meta tag is not configured and so i i even added meta tags to my forum and also robots.txt in which i allowed all bots to crawl my forum except my admin folder !

Not even a single pharse found in google but atleast my index page is found in msn and yahoo !
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"i added my url to google one week before and even added sitemaps 4 days before"

I know that in terms of search indexing, Google will only update their general index of websites monthly. I don't know about the Sitemaps thing. And then, even with a monthly update of their index, there is no guarantee that your site will be indexed. The crawlers follow links, so the more websites that have genuine, relevant links to your site, the greater the chance that your site will be indexed.
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I have not personally used the suggestions put forward by hoomanv, however I believe that they may be of use, just as I believe my comments have some value.
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