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XF 1.1 Noindex

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by sb_005, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. sb_005

    sb_005 Member

    What is going to be the best way for me to put the entire forum on no-index. We just received an analysis back after getting killed by the panda update and they feel our forum with 45k+ indexes and a high bounce rate is one factor.

    So we want to no-index / no-follow the site. It seems after reading the doc that no-follow on user created threads is the system default.
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A robots.txt file in the root can be used to ask search engines not to index certain content on your site. See XF's own robots file for an example:


    Or if you are talking about user-submitted links then those all have a "nofollow" attribute by default. Exceptions are made for admins and mods.

    What is this panda thing?
  3. sb_005

    sb_005 Member

    Thanks. Here is panda: http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/03/how-google-panda-changed-our-business/

    Yes we have robots.txt in place however they also recommended a noindex in the meta as well as nofollow.
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    "noindex" is already defined for nonrelevant pages such as posting pages.

    Admin CP -> Appearance

    Type "noindex" into the search box on that page and you will find several examples.
  5. sb_005

    sb_005 Member

    Thanks, that answers it. Appreciated.

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