I have just installed vBulletin forums system on my website, and I have a question about it. vBulletin includes a section called "Archive" that allows search engines to spider all the content of the forum. To better understand, here is my new forums:
and if you look in the bottom left you find a link called "Archive" that brings you to the following page:
Despite vBulletin folks claim that it's a search engine like optimized feature that should better allows search engines to spider the content of the forums, I am a little worried about it and I am thinking to disable it (yes, I can disable from the Admin Control Panel) to avoid page duplication or, better, content duplication.
I am above all worried about Google because I know it's able to spider URLs with a "?" symbol inside, and for that it could catch the same contents either from the normal forum pages (with the "?" in the URLs) or from the "optimized" pages in the Archive section.
What do you think about? What do you suggest to do? Keep or drop a such "Archive" section?
Any idea is very welcome
Thank you in advance