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How to EXCLUDE a specific word

from being spidered



3:13 pm on May 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Using Brett's great KW analyzer, I have noticed, that some pages of a site I am developing would probably do really well for 'email'.

I use that word for my mailto: links, to keep the layout clean. I use it in resource lists, relevant to the page content. Often there are around 20 of those 'email - links'.

Is there a way to exclude a particular term from being spidered?

Or does anyone have an alternate idea?


3:19 pm on May 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Use a graphic instead of text?


12:33 am on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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hey there's an idea - thanks! duhhh :)


12:43 am on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

If I can make a UI suggestion - putting the word "email" as a mailto link is not very user friendly - lots of people use webmail and don't have outlook express configured to send messages out. I would suggest that the link go to a contact info page and make your email address completely qualified (ie info@example.com) - lots of people don't know you have to look at the bottom left corner of the browser to see the email address.


3:09 am on May 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I use webmail myself and have it set as default mail client ...

but I do agree, there is a problem.

I simply like the clean look and want to make it a little bit more difficult for my content to be stolen (they can harvest all they can) by simply copy pasting.

Tried a gif, that really isn't very UI friendly either, since they do not really adapt to different font sizes.

I could lead all those links to a dynamic form ... where I could harvest email addresses ...

there just is no right answer


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