| 2:51 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
should do it.
For the on-page solution:
<meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow">
| 4:36 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Hi mn1dbp, I believe Googlebot ends up spidering the "bad referer" section of this script. If so try this, open edit.pl and find $my_title="Bad referer"; above that delete &vheader; then find sub message_box and below "print" add your new header... <head><meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">...
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| 5:06 am on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
If you're familiar with the script you could also edit it so that the links are buttons. Google and most 'normal' bots won't be able to follow the buttons.
| 12:25 pm on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Many thanks for the replies.
I will report back how i get on, to give an idea of the scale the are about 400 legitimate pages on my site including message threads - Goolge currently reports over 2000 pages. SO at least 1600 of them are simply it following the edit and delete links on each message in every thread and indexing that page.
| 1:01 pm on May 23, 2004 (gmt 0)|
This is a question for your forum software developer. They should have a solution in place for this very issue.
| 12:36 pm on May 25, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Its now up to 3,500 pages indexed!
If someone is looking at changing the script then i also have another problem with it - the old one used to allow ten messages then start a new page for message 11-20 etc...
This new version (v5.0) after 10 creates a new page for each and every extra message - so #11 on page 2, #12 on page 3 etc...
I currently get around this by having unlimited messages per page but this leads to gigantic page sizes that are not good for users.