dstiles - 11:02 pm on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Does anyone NOT prohibit bot access to contact and other forms? I thought that would be standard practice by competent webmasters. The alternative is a successful scrape of google/etc for forms to spam!
I have all forms prohibited in robots.txt AND a trap for non-browsers on-page that returns a 405. Doesn't kill all form spammers but it certainly reduces the number of attempts!
Now if google is suggesting that a site is demoted because it has a bad form page, what are they using to determine this? It certainly ain't googlebot.