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Add-on Search Engine Bots as Members

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by rotpar, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. rotpar

    rotpar Member

    Hi there,

    in vb3 I used for about 3 years this mod: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=108070
    It was possible to treat search engine bots as members, so that they had access to closed or hidden forums. You could creat an own usergroup for them and it worked pretty well.

    Check out the link I hvae posted. Is it possible that anybody could program such an addon for XF? There is a free updated bot (spider) ip list on the web
    Code:
    http://www.wolfshead-solutions.com/spiders-list
    Can anybody program this for XF?
     
  2. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    For seo that is no good idea. If google recognizes, that you deliver to google content, that is not accesiable for guests, it will downrank your site.
     
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  3. rotpar

    rotpar Member

    Believe me, it will not, I checked it and testet it for some years on 3 boards ;)
     
  4. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

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  5. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    That's what I mean, cloaking. Thanks.
     
  6. zooki

    zooki Active Member

    And there were no Google Panda or Penguin updates!! - Anyway, when I come across those websites on google, I find them highly annoying.
     

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