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How to allow search engine bots to read threads with the forum closed for guests?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Princ3, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. Princ3

    Princ3 Member

    I think the title explains itself. I want to have my new created threads on the results of google.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If the forum is closed to guests then it is closed to bots.

    Bots are guests.
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is also penalized by Google and other search engines.
  4. Princ3

    Princ3 Member

    When my forum was using Mybb I could give the search engines the access to threads even when it was closed.
  5. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    You sure that that wasn't the Google Adsense bot?
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Google classes that as cloaking.
  7. Princ3

    Princ3 Member

    Not sure but is it possible to do with the google adsense? What are the benefits of it?

    Is it possible to remove threads from public view instead of the whole node?

    Thank you for the answers I really appreciate!
  8. DBA

    DBA Well-Known Member

    Giving access to the Adsense bot doesn't have anything to do with Google Search though, it's only to help target your ads in non public pages.
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