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Limit guest access, but what about search engines?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Garamond, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    As topic. Will the spiders from search engines also be stopped at the door if I disallow guests to read any posts, only thread titles?
  2. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

  3. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Damn. Should have been a way around this. Some sort of spider-detection which allows them access to read.
  4. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    This is called Cloaking, Cloaking will get you removed from most major search engine listings... So This really isn't a good idea.
    Forsaken likes this.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    To follow up on Cezz's post, this is Google's stance on it:

  6. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    I see, not a good idea at all then. Thanks for the explanation, though.

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