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Fixed Nofollow post count search

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by nrep, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. nrep

    nrep Well-Known Member

    I was hesitant to post this in bugs rather than suggestions, but I think it's perhaps more appropriate here as the search page is "noindexed", so the intention is there.

    When viewing a thread, each message info box contains a link to search for all a users posts. I.e. "Messages: 5342". The search results page is noindex, but the link to it should probably contain rel="nofollow" - it's generating a huge number of search spider hits to a noindex page. I'm getting huge numbers of spiders trying to follow these links for no reason, as there are up to 20 on a thread page.

    It's very similar to the "new posts" link which was fixed:
    Marcus likes this.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Fair enough. There are actually some ones in other places that would be hit, notably member profiles. (There are a few others that I didn't change since you only see them when logged in.)
    Walter and nrep like this.
  3. Marcus

    Marcus Well-Known Member

    Nice find:)

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