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XF 1.1 Define Bot access

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by abdfahim, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. abdfahim

    abdfahim Active Member

    My Google crawling errors are increasing everyday :(

    One problem I noticed is that Google is giving 403 error (no permission) for some attachments like below.

    Now, I check that this page indeed needs login. So, how to handle this issue? Can I define special access group for BOTs (i see this option in my old PHPBB forum)?

  2. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    You shouldn't allow google access to content guest users aren't allowed to see. Rather add Disallow *: /attachments/ in your robots.txt. That way Google wont index your attachments.
    abdfahim likes this.
  3. abdfahim

    abdfahim Active Member

    you mean I should write following in my robot.txt?
    Disallow *: /attachments/
  4. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    yes, if you use full friendly URLs, all attachments will be "stored" there.
    abdfahim likes this.

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