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Lack of Interest Allow ability to add 'noindex' to member profile pages

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by TheBigK, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    This is surely going to get a mixed response - because member profile pages do drive some traffic to our own forum. However, a LARGE percentage of member profile pages have no useful content. Wouldn't it be nice to have an option to add 'NoIndex' to all the member profile pages ( or select usergroups ) ?

    I can achieve this through inclusion of 'noindex' in template; but I think it's better if there's a checkbox to do that :censored:.
    erich37 likes this.
  2. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    Even if they have no content, why are you so concerned that these profiles would be indexed?
  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Privacy should always be in the hands of the users. And they can already control that:


    And you as an admin can also control that as a default:


    So from a privacy point of view, you can control whether the content is indexed or not already.

    From a purely "Because I want to" point of view, you can make any page no follow, by adding this line to the page's content template:

    <xen:container var="$head.robots"><meta name="robots" content="noindex" /></xen:container>

    I'd argue there probably doesn't need to be any additional controls in the core.
  5. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    That's not what this thread is about, but ok.
    Daniel Hood likes this.
  7. DJ XtAzY

    DJ XtAzY Active Member

    I say it's for SEO purposes. Member profiles don't really contribute anything useful to searches.

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