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Google-Bot searching "Search" at my private Forum?

erich37

Well-known member
#1
I have a Forum which is set-up as a Private Community.
So all my Forum-Nodes are only visible to Registered Members only, not to visitors.
Also my "Member List" is only visible for Registered Members.
I have also set the URLs at "domain.com/members" , "domain.com/online" and "domain.com/recent-activity" to be visible by Registered Members only.


Issue:
Google-Bot seems to still have access to my "Search-Box". What information can Google-Bot collect from the "Search-Box" of my Forum ?

See screenshots:

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MagnusB

Well-known member
#4
Visit your front page, and try to use the quick search. Either way, adding Disallow: /search/ to robots.txt will stop Google from accessing that page.
 

erich37

Well-known member
#5
Thanks Magnus!

I have also disabled the "Search" vor visitors. Only Registered Members are allowed to search.
I do not have the "quick search" showing at my "frontpage" at all.