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XF 1.1 Member Names in Google Search

tekgirl

Active member
#1
Ok, I thought I had done everything to protect my members and now I find out my members names are coming up in google searches...how can I stop this?

Thanks
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Is your forum open to the public? Any publicly viewable page will end up on Google unless you use a robots.txt file to ask them not to index you.
 

tekgirl

Active member
#3
Hi Jake,

yes it is, but I have it coded so that the member list is not viewable by the public and did not realize it would still be able to be indexed. What would I use in robots.txt to prevent this? Thank you!
 

Jake Bunce

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4

tekgirl

Active member
#11
I did have it set in the user group permissions to No for unregistered and unconfirmed..now I have it set to Never. I thought if set to No, it should work.

Also, if I do not want members indexed by robots.text...should I add this code:

Disallow: /members/
 

tekgirl

Active member
#12
Also, I checked one of the users whose entire name shows up on Google with a link to their profile page and everything is for Members Only, which is how I originally set up the forum.
 

tekgirl

Active member
#16
I originally had the following without the /community/, which is probably part of the issue...I found the list here on the site somewhere...do I not need all of this disallowed?

Disallow: /community/attachments/
Disallow: /community/misc/
Disallow: /community/search/
Disallow: /community/members/
Disallow: /community/register/
Disallow: /community/login/
Disallow: /community/online/
Disallow: /community/lost-password/
Disallow: /community/recent-activity/
Disallow: /community/account/
Disallow: /community/admin.php
Disallow: /community/conversations/
Disallow: /community/find-new/
Disallow: /community/forums/
Disallow: /community/goto/
Disallow: /community/media/keyword/
Disallow: /community/media/user/
Disallow: /community/media/service/
Disallow: /community/media/submit/
Disallow: /community/misc/style?*
Disallow: /community/misc/quick-navigation-menu?*
Disallow: /community/online/
Disallow: /community/pages/conduct/
Disallow: /community/pages/privacy/
Disallow: /community/posts/