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Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

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Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 11th 2010, 10:57 pm

I noticed that my forum is getting traffic from nasty people that are searching for porn or similar content on search engines.

Guess what web page from my forum was indexed on Google, for these nasty keywords... That's right, the report an abuse page...

Also, there isn't only one or two disgusting keywords that people are using to find this page from search engines, TT There are a lot of different keywords...

I don't have any of this content on my forum. The only page that has the word, "porn" is the report an abuse page. ( If you don't believe me, I'll private message you a link )

I'm only going to private message a staff member if they'd like to know the keywords to find the 'report an abuse' page of my forum, on search engines.

So, I'm suggesting that search engine crawlers shouldn't index the 'report an abuse' link.






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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 12th 2010, 6:29 pm

bump...

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by MrMega on July 12th 2010, 7:26 pm

Voted yes Wink

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by jack1 on July 12th 2010, 7:39 pm

Yes.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Caihlem on July 13th 2010, 8:12 am

O_O

Damn right it shouldn't index that clown

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 15th 2010, 12:25 am

Thanks for voting, Mega, Jacky & Caihlem.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 18th 2010, 2:03 am

Bump...

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Darren1 on July 18th 2010, 2:07 am

Voted yes Very Happy

I donno why the techs would allow this in the first place O.O

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Caihlem on July 18th 2010, 2:45 pm

Probably a mishap :p

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Doctor Inferno on July 18th 2010, 3:12 pm

Forumotion should let us edit the robots.txt.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by LH Justin on July 18th 2010, 5:17 pm

Voted yes, that's a bit odd. Razz

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Dumbledore27 on July 18th 2010, 5:42 pm

That 100 % must become true! I really don't want people search that and find my forum with those nasty words!

(Vote yes)

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 18th 2010, 9:52 pm

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Forumotion should let us edit the robots.txt.
I agree. But, this page is already blocked... Link : http://www.iwebbuddy.com/robots.txt

As you can see : Disallow: /report_abuse.forum

But, it's not stopping the link from being indexed from outside websites linking to it, beu

So, to fix the problem, meta tags that disallows search engine crawlers from indexing, should be added to the report an abuse web page :

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<meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

PS. The amount of visitors that are finding this 'report an abuse' page, from searching for nasty keywords, are increasing everyday.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 20th 2010, 12:55 am

Bump...

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on July 22nd 2010, 11:44 pm

Bump...

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Master Marc on August 17th 2010, 9:12 pm

Bump...

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Rubber Ducky on August 17th 2010, 9:32 pm

Voted yes :o That is kinda strange and shouldn't be happening.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by Guest on August 21st 2010, 7:35 am

A big Yes from me Laughing

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by SophieDophs on September 1st 2010, 5:25 pm

I agree, it's daft that the bots should have access to it.

Voted yes.

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Re: Search engine bots should not index the report an abuse page

Post by SLGray on August 28th 2015, 11:00 pm

Bumping to move this suggestion to the first page.


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