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Fixed Nofollow post count search

nrep

Well-known member
#1
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:
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/spiders-going-crazy.46033/#post-495324
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
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.)