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XF 1.2 Does revoking "View Thread Content" affect SEO?

Dav

Active member
#1
When i Revoke "View Thread Content" to guests does this affect SEO, traffic etc.. and if it does is there anything i can do so it doesn't

Thanks :)
 

Dav

Active member
#3
If search engines can't see thread content then it can't be indexed.
So there is no possible way to leave the lock in place, but also to ensure that the posts are visible to Google.

Do you think if i put this in suggestions then the developers could explore a way to hide posts from guests without affecting SEO?
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
Hiding content from guests but allowing it for spiders is classified as cloaking and is something Google frowns upon.
It can result in your site being blacklisted.

This is not something which would ever be developed in the core.
 

Dav

Active member
#6
Hiding content from guests but allowing it for spiders is classified as cloaking and is something Google frowns upon.
It can result in your site being blacklisted.

This is not something which would ever be developed in the core.
Makes your rank go down really low, bro
Ok thanks.

Is there a way to show the first few posts then say display a message saying you must sign up to have further access.

Would this still affect rankings?

Sorry if these seem silly questions I'm struggling to get my head around not being able to hide content from guests without affecting google.

All i want to do is entice guests to register not bamboozle google :)