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Steven Minix
(@steven-minix)
Member Customer
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 4
07/04/2020 8:16 am  

I have been working hard to grow my community and recently discovered that none of my forums topics, replies, and pretty much anything where login is required to view the area is marked "noindex" and is blocking google from indexing those areas even though they are in the sitemap.

I want users to be logged in to view my forum but also want these areas indexed and available in search engines. I am assuming this is because you have wpforo configured to treat google bots as a "guest".

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Astghik
(@astghik)
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07/04/2020 2:16 pm  

Hi @steven-minix,

Please note all questions related to the core wpForo plugin should be asked in the wpForo.com community. Here we mostly support issues related to wpForo paid add-ons. 

Also, I'd suggest you open a new support topic on the correct forum.

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Steven Minix
(@steven-minix)
Member Customer
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 4
07/04/2020 2:52 pm  

@astghik

unfortunately your accounts are not synced between the forums and I really do not want to open another account on your other forum just for this question. surely you can make an exception and answer my support request here this one time. I am a paying customer and I am sure you or your colleagues are more than capable of answering my issue.

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Astghik
(@astghik)
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07/04/2020 2:58 pm  

Sure @steven-minix, you'll get an answer to your question, no matter are you a customer or not. Just wait a bit. I'll contact the developers and back to you asap.

 


Steven Minix
(@steven-minix)
Member Customer
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 4
07/04/2020 3:32 pm  
Posted by: @astghik

Sure @steven-minix, you'll get an answer to your question, no matter are you a customer or not. Just wait a bit. I'll contact the developers and back to you asap.

 

Thanks, I appreciate that


Steven Minix
(@steven-minix)
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Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 4
10/04/2020 4:49 am  

@astghik were you able to find anything out on this?


Tom
 Tom
(@tomson)
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10/04/2020 2:27 pm  

Hi @steven-minix,

I recommend you ignore it. Here is why... Each of your forum, topic and post URL has two types of URLs. One is the original URL which is indexable by Google and one with ?foro=signin/signup post-fix which are set [nofollow] to avoid duplicated content in indexing pages. The second type of your URLs go the login page. So All are set nofollow. There is no any mean to have hundreds of URLs for login/register page. Google doesn't like if you have many different URLs for one page.

BTW. All ?foro=signin type of URLs are generated for not-loggedin users, when they click on [add topic] button it redirects to the login page. So all those URLs are a link to Login page, they should be set "nofollow". The original URLs of your forums, topics and posts are already well indexed by Google, don't worry. there is no any content in forum that is restricted for search engines (only login and register pages).

 


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