joined:Mar 6, 2014
I'd like to use some of my search results pages as landing pages for certain keywords. However, my search results pages aren't crawlable and I'm not sure how much of a penalty there will be for this. I've heard it will affect my quality score, but I have a few of these keywords already running with QS of 9 or 10, so I'm not sure if it has much impact or not.
Before you ask, Nextopia hosts our search results pages, and despite telling us when we signed up with them that we could use search results pages as landing pages, they are now telling us we need to pay them $700/year to change their robots.txt. I'm trying to assess if it's worth ponying up.
The robots.txt is:
I've also heard that Google will ignore this and still allow AdBot to crawl. Is this true?