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Do content lockers have an effect on search engine rankings? How to get around it?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GrizzlyAdams, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    Looking for opinions on the effect a content locker has on search engine ranking.

    I cant imagine g$$gle would like them, but I'm planning on creating my own locker and implementing it on sites that get organic visitors and if it impairs the seo in any way I can't go through with it.

    I have an idea of using an iframe to insert content locker code into each page, and preventing robots from visiting the page which contains the locker code. Visitors will see the locker but bots wont... Am I correct in assuming that I can disable robots from viewing it and possibly punishing me for it that easily? Am I worrying too much about the effects it has on seo?

    Suggestions / Thoughts appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. counselor_X

    counselor_X Regular Member

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    I have a website that has content lockers on just about every page and I rank on the top half of page 1 on 250+ competitive keywords. I think as long as you don't lock out the content that you want google to see then you will be fine. Good luck.
     
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  3. GrizzlyAdams

    GrizzlyAdams Regular Member

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    Thanks for the response and good to hear of your success. I'm a bit confused though, you're saying you don't lock the content heavy pages at all? If so how do your visitors find the lockers?
     
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    Guapong Newbie

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    I have an idea of using an iframe to insert content locker code into each page, and preventing robots from visiting the page which contains the locker code. Visitors will see the locker but bots wont​

    Nice idea. I would be very interested in hearing people's take on this as well.
     
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    From my experience they have negative effect on rankings due to increase in bounce rate, once your bounce rate increases they will start pushing you down in rankings.

    But this can be avoided if you lock videos/movies, just set a delay for locker to pop up after 5 minutes or whatever. For content written info you can provide decent informative article for ranking purposes and then provide a link within article that directs them to the locker for better info. Hope that makes since.
     
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  6. turbohacker

    turbohacker Regular Member

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    Yes it effects rankings. It did with my TV Show sites.

    If you're locking videos etc, then you can either do what the above poster said and set delay of a few minutes... or, you can have the ranking website, link to the video of another one of your websites (perhaps a subdomain of your original website) that has the content locked. Therefore your ranking website isnt effected and there will be no bouce rate.
     
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    counselor_X Regular Member

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    I lock individual files, so all the text and page content is viewable just like normal. I host a lot of original audio on my site and each audio file has an on-click gateway.
     
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    Lock the content that you wouldn't want the users or the search engines to see. I know there is content like this that needs to be placed on the page but why let it get known. If however there is content like this then put it into an iframe or such so that Search engines can't see it.
     
  9. thebeingoworkshop

    thebeingoworkshop Newbie

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    Sorry for bringing up old thread. But I noticed once I put my Leadbolt locker on my page fell into obscurity, I can't even find it when I search my keywords.

    My question is: How do I lock individual files as opposed to Leadbolts WP locker which locks whole pages?
    I've made the mistake of locking the landing page and am driving no traffic or conversions.
    I would pm people but I don't have enough posts to do so. Thanks for understanding and thanks for any help one may offer!