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Is G allowed in WebmasterWorld members' profile?
henry0




msg:4406817
 2:05 pm on Jan 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Well, it could add another brick in the wall of exposure, even if not a brick but a small pebble:)
I never posted in profile any link, so just wondering about it.

 

lucy24




msg:4406913
 10:56 pm on Jan 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes, it is. Or possibly no, it isn't. But I assume what you really meant was "Does G de facto index members' profiles?". The answer to that form is Yes, it does. I just checked. My "home page"-- which of course is nothing of the sort ;)-- comes right up, with my WebmasterWorld profile as source.

Further investigation confirms that G does honor the "noindex" directive on this particular page. (If you've snooped, you know that it's there for an unimpeachable reason.) But this may not be universally reliable.

topr8




msg:4406923
 11:32 pm on Jan 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

in the old days you had to make a certain number of posts before you could put a url in your profile - or until it showed publically... for obvious reasons

i imagine this is still the case.

henry0




msg:4406939
 12:56 am on Jan 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

@lucy2
Thanks perfectly rephrasing my question!
@topr8
Indeed still the rule.

lucy24




msg:4406953
 5:08 am on Jan 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I think it's the other way around. You have to have a certain number of posts to see other people's url in their profile. Or possibly both. If you're a Forums grownup everyone can see your url; if you're not, only the grownups can.

:: looking vaguely around for Brett or someone like him, who presumably knows for sure ;) ::

Anyway, both of you have more posts than me. So if g### can see my profile it can definitely see yours.

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