Dealing with spammers

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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:39 pm

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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:40 pm

Just a test ^

Hurm just had a quick look, no Robots.txt is specified so search engines will crawl the profiles afaik. Also, hyperlinks in the profile, and hyperlinks posted in this forum do not have the rel="nofollow" specified, so any links posted in these forums will be sucking pagerank from Scirra.

This will all be fixed on the new website.
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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:44 pm

You have to be logged in to see profiles AFAIK, so search engine bots won't see them anyway.
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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:42 pm

[quote="Tom":1xru6zlb]Just a test ^

Hurm just had a quick look, no Robots.txt is specified so search engines will crawl the profiles afaik. Also, hyperlinks in the profile, and hyperlinks posted in this forum do not have the rel="nofollow" specified, so any links posted in these forums will be sucking pagerank from Scirra.

This will all be fixed on the new website.[/quote:1xru6zlb]

Not sure if specifying that links should open a new tab would have much effect on crawlers, but it might help with your own page rank.
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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:02 pm

Opening in new window wont have any effect afaik, but rel="nofollow" is designed specifically for that purpose, Search engines will ignore those links.
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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:23 pm

No, they won't ignore those links, they'll still crawl them. They'll just not credit any juice of origin site to linked side. Basically, Scirra.com won't be associated with shoes, panties or whatever crops up.
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Post » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:12 pm

Yeah, you're correct it still crawls them from what I've just read. But the main purpose is to stop losing page rank to them and being associated with them. At the moment links on this forum are naked and are damaging Scirra's SEO, but new website fixes this.
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Post » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:01 pm

It seems to me that there are more bots(not spambots) lately. Is it because the forum is slowly getting bigger? I remember only one Google bot for a long time, now there are always 5+ bots logged.
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Post » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:31 pm

Figure that is because everyone wants a slice of the cake Google is having.
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Post » Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:54 pm

50% of spammers are human's. Now what?
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