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blocking dynamic parts of forum viggen
...is there a way to block in the robots.txt the dynamic url of ../forum/index.php?app=blog&module=actions§ion=forward&do=sendentry&eid=195&blogid=22 but allow ../forum/index.php?app=blog&module=display§ion=blog&blogid=31&showentry=2531 any help would be appreciated... cheers viggen
It's better IMO to use the meta ROBOTS NOINDEX for those pages because only Google non-standard robots.txt enhancements is flexible enough to what you want leaving the other SEs still to be dealt with. viggen
thanks incrediBill, i dont think i can use robots NOINDEX for those pages as they are automatically generate by my forum software, but i going to look into their FAQ to see if that is possible... incrediBILL
You would have to conditionally include it per page, a programming change, very unlikely it's already supported but something they should support based on Google's stance on thin/duplicate content so maybe they'll implement it for you, can't hurt to ask. viggen
thanks again, i will get into contact with the forum than, last question regarding this, could i at least block for now
(for some reason i cant post that url it breaks into gibberish, here a screenshot of the url)
[ ...] img842.imageshack.us I wonder if i can block at least the ?app=core part
@incredibill just to let you know, i tried the lesser problem for now and settled blocking the following; Disallow: /forum/index.php?app=core Disallow: /forum/index.php?app=members Disallow: /forum/index.php?autocom Disallow: /forum/index.php?s= within 4 days about 5.000 pages were blocked and as a nice side effect the visitor level is almost back to pre panda level... OrganicPop
hi viggen, i have a somewhat similar issue. I want to blog user profiles for a forum where the extension looks like such: /forum/profile.php?id=227 how can i block all of those profiles using robots.txt? thanks in advance. viggen
...i would assume Disallow: /forum/profile.php? should do the trick, if you have Google WMT you can test if it does block it correctly...