Ok my site now has more references to islands than widgets
8:55 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
Any ideas on how to keep form variables from being seen as content on a page?
9:57 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
Store them in a databse or in a seperate file? Your question is very vague, maybe I don't understand what you are asking.
10:33 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
A simple form formmail.pl style form with city, state and country fields, the country fields are a drop down and they are being indexed as page content.
How do I not show or excluded the forms variables from being used as content that the search engines index but rather keep them as tools on the page as they are intended?
11:40 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
I don't know that you can if that is the case. The form fields (in some way) have to be in the html source code. Maybe someone will know something or you can ask in a forum that specializes in search engine topics and not cgi/perl. Personally, I can't think of way except to use a robots.txt file and exclude the folder the page is in from being indexed. Of course only friendly search engines will obey the robots.txt file.
10:30 am on May 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
1:48 am on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)