[SEO] Should i disable user indexing?

UnioDex

Member
Hello,

I have a Minecraft forum and 1.1million users. These user names includes a lot of words. For example when people searches for a porn site my website showing in 2. page. My hits suddenly increased. And now 50% of visitors coming for a porn site but my website is not a porn site. Im afraid Google will ban my website because Google is banning Porn websites in some countries.

So, should i disable user indexing?
 

brucey

Member
I think I'm going to do the same thing. There is no value indexing member pages and all their irrelevant keywords.

I think I am also going go deindex my whole off-topic section as it seems to be diluting my topic
 

Fred.

Well-known member
It can be a good thing if you block member pages from google because they usually have not much value and your value content on the forum gets more value if you block them. But of course it all depends on circumstances. If you get a lot of traffic on them you might want to keep them in Google. Unless most users bounce. Then it's better to remove it.
It's different for everyone.
 

Fred.

Well-known member
I don't block them in robots.txt, I just make them members only.
Most but not all search engines / bots respect robots.txt
 

brucey

Member
I think the noindex meta is better to get the pages removed if they are already indexed.

Best to use in combination with robots.txt
 

Nuno

Well-known member
Without robots.txt you will end up wasting precious crawler time with access denied pages.
 

Fred.

Well-known member
Without robots.txt you will end up wasting precious crawler time with access denied pages.
Google is smart enough. That's only for stupid crawlers :D I already completely block the stupid crawlers. (y)
 
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