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Bought XenForo 7 months ago

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by davb, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. davb

    davb Member

    I bought xenforo 7 months ago, did not develop much. But i was cleaning spam once in a week.

    Unfortunately, poeople using seo softwares to spam , created tonnes of backlinks all linked with pharma drug names as the anchor text.

    Will google consider it as a spam site or something.

    Now i have time to develop my forum

    Thanks
     
  2. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    If you setup the very basics of security on XF you will likely not have many problems.

    ANY software not properly locked down will immediately attract spammers - by the thousands!

    While you are developing your forum, turn registration off - or to manual approval. Use the QA function of the registration captcha. Use the timer set at 20 seconds or so. Use the other tools built into the registration options.

    At that point you will have very few spammers. I have almost none getting through.
     
  3. davb

    davb Member

    The spammers are smart. ONce they register they make their account dormant, after 2 months they create their profile link and make a post after some. Once they post their link. They create tonnes of backlnks. Now i have tonnes of backlinks for non existant pages. My question is only about google. will it consider my site spam site or penalize or blacklist.
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All links are nofollow.

    They are wasting their time, but of course they don't know that.
     
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  5. davb

    davb Member

    You mean the links posted in the site. What about the backlinks. The forum is in the signature. You can test the backlink profile in ahref.com

    thanks brogan
     

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