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How can I modify this so spiders that come to this url stay at my site...
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msg:3049953
 2:09 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi,
I'm getting traffic to an "site/url" that I need redirect to another site, I have been using this code for that:

<?php
header("Location: [?.com");...]
exit;
?>

How can I modify this so spiders that come to this url stay at my site and crawl it instead of following to?.com?

P.S the answer to this dosn't have to be php.. just work ;)

 

volatilegx




msg:3049974
 2:23 pm on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

To accomplish what you want to do, write or use a cloaking script. Here is some psuedo code:

<?php
// Do a database lookup to see if the visitor's
// IP address is in your database of search engine
// spiders.
$query = "SELECT IP FROM SPIDERS WHERE IP = '".addslashes($REMOTE_ADDR;)."' LIMIT 1";
$result = mysql_query($query);
$spider = mysql_num_rows($result);
if (!$spider){
// no match is found, so the visitor is a human
// do the redirect
header("Location: [whatever.com...]
exit;
}

// A match was found in the database, which means
// the visitor is a search engine spider.
// Continue to display the rest of the page.

?>

There are ready-made solutions available for this if you don't feel like coding your own.

rankboy




msg:3072642
 7:37 pm on Sep 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

>> $query = "SELECT IP FROM SPIDERS WHERE IP = '".addslashes($REMOTE_ADDR;)."' LIMIT 1";

Rather than addslashes() I always like using mysql_escape_string() I think addslashes has been deprecated. They both do the same thing though :)

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