1 (edited by Rador8 2007-08-31 20:51)

Topic: restricted access to my forums / search engines ?

Hello,

Since today, my forums are only available for members. So guests can no more read the forums.

But since years, Google (and other search engines) registred a lot of pages of my forums.

Do you think these pages will disappear of Google or they will continue to be present in Google with the new message "You do not have permission to view these forums." ?

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Sorry I posted in the wrong forum ---> "Feature requests"

Re: restricted access to my forums / search engines ?

This is the right forum I'd say wink
Once Google and the rest index the new version of the page, the old version should go away. There is no timetable on that though.

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3 (edited by Rador8 2007-09-02 14:06)

Re: restricted access to my forums / search engines ?

Hi,

Thanks for the answer.

So, e.g. for this link [edited] Google will not understand that it's now an "error page" and this page will still be indexed. I thought that there was something (information in the headers or I don't know where) who tells Google that it is an error page.

Re: restricted access to my forums / search engines ?

Yes, except with a PHP script the server always returns a file wink
And that page won't be indexed unless it's linked to directly somewhere.

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5 (edited by Rador8 2007-09-02 14:06)

Re: restricted access to my forums / search engines ?

OK, thanks smile
I will edit the third message of this topic because it is now the only link to this page.