Thinking about making my General Chat forum public but only showing the thread titles, guests can't actually view thread content.
I remember reading somewhere that Google also will penalize you if they discover your content is different from what Google Bot sees and what an end-user sees.Thinking about making my General Chat forum public but only showing the thread titles, guests can't actually view thread content.
It's not that kind of forum. As a guest, you can see every thread on there now. What I'm saying is, you can't see anything in General Chat, which is fine, I just want people to know my forum ain't dead cause not everyone posts in the public forums. It's kind of hard to tell as a guest if no one can see much activity. I am okay with those threads not being seen though, would just like a visible counter in the subforum description.If I go to a forum and I need to sign up to view threads I leave. I would suggest keeping it open.
It will also affect your SEO (to a point) as Google will not be able to view all the content in the threads, only the titles. Do not cloak, or they will take your site out of their index completely if you get busted.