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Querystring check

 5:52 pm on Nov 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is it possible to give Google + co a NoIndex if the url loaded has a certain parameter in the querystring? E.g.

www.domain.com/index.php - is fine and wants to be indexed

www.domain.com/index.php?aff=123456 - block any indexing of pages with any 'aff' in the querystring

I want to do this as G has penalised one of my sites for duplicate contact due to inbound links to the same index.php page but just with different affiliate ids.



 9:36 am on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

In these threads:


People suggest using RegEx for googlebot only, however no-one seems to give a final confirmation that it works for blocking select querystrings.

Can anyone confirm that this will work:

User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /index.php?aff=*$

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