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Solved Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by sealine forum on June 29th 2010, 11:07 am

Hello,

Can someone please tell me if when I hide my forum posts from guests, so they can only read my forum topics once registered, does this also stop Google, Yahoo etc from reading the forum too ?

Thanks.

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by Agent24 on June 29th 2010, 8:08 pm

you can hide the forums by editing the permissions so only members can see them, is that what you want to do?

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by Guest on June 29th 2010, 8:10 pm

i think google and yahoo (bot) can see all forum... i'm not really sure.

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by sealine forum on June 29th 2010, 8:14 pm

Hey Agent24,

I have already set it so that anyone can view the fourm, but only Members can read the posts. I need to know, is this preventing Google, yahoo etc from reading the posts too (as I don't want this happening, I want them to see the posts) ?

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by kirk on June 29th 2010, 8:15 pm

bots can only gather information that guest have permissions to see.
Basically if guest have permissions then it's open top the the public including bot to gather information.

Since bots can not register on a forum. any forums permissions that are set for members only bots can not get in to gather the information because you would have to be a registered and activated member to see the content.

Now you may still see bots appear.. but they are only on the outside of the forum. once again they can only gather information that forum permissions are set to guest..

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Ok so you have the permissions so guest can see that the forums or there but not the content or post. so then no bots can gather information. how ever it can gather the info that the forums are there since the permissions are set for guest. but thats it.. they will not be able to gather any info from the post/threads

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by sealine forum on June 29th 2010, 8:25 pm

Excellent, thanks Kirk...

this is solved now and can be locked.

Thank you

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Solved Re: Engine search viewing... Please help

Post by kirk on June 29th 2010, 8:29 pm

Your welcome

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