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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by yao1994, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    hey anyone know how to make a site where certain content is hidden from non-members? like expert-exchange.com. and if there is how do i manage the paid members?

    thx guys:D:D:D
     
  2. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    no idea guys????
     
  3. indigobean2003

    indigobean2003 Newbie

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    What you usually do is to assign passwords to some of the directories. This stops people without passwords from accessing the content. The passwords are managed on the server level. Login to your Cpanel and look for a security/file management link.
     
  4. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    thanks for the reply but what i am trying to do is block the content but not the page. so a person goes to a page like and the title is there but the content is block with some thing like "Want to see this? Join our club!". its like experts-exchange.com
     
  5. Mr.Whitehat

    Mr.Whitehat Senior Member

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    If you intend to use it with a forum, there are plenty of mods to do it based on platform.Well, if you wanna integrate it with your website, you must hire one coder to do it.Or google is your friend.
     
  6. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    will it be hard to code for the coder? can u gimme a rough estimate to how much i would cost? thx
     
  7. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    its free. here

    Code:
    [URL="http://www.zubrag.com/scripts/password-protect.php"]http://www.zubrag.com/scripts/password-protect.php[/URL]

    Or try here

    Code:
    [URL="http://www.findmysoft.com/scripts/membership_website_access_login_script/"]http://www.findmysoft.com/scripts/membership_website_access_login_script/[/URL]

    Hope that helps :)
     
  8. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    thanks blackmagic so does it only block the content not the page?

    for example this is page:


    TITLE <- viewable without login

    [CONTENT]blablablablablablablabla[CONTENT] <- is blocked if not logged in

    OTHER STUFF <- viewable without login

    OTHER STUFF <- viewable without login

    OTHER STUFF <- viewable without login


    so the script can block specific content
     
  9. yao1994

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    also guys is joomla better for membership sites or can i also use wordpress?
     
  10. Jackmack

    Jackmack Junior Member

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    Joomla makes membership sites easy. I'm not familiar with wordpress membership mods but if you're familiar with basic joomla you can get it up and running in no time.
     
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  11. blackmagiquellc

    blackmagiquellc BANNED BANNED

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    yes you can block certain pages


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  12. yao1994

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    thx guys wat would be the best script/software/whatever for a membership site?

    ive done some research and it seems wishlist member is the best for wordpress but i dont have to use wordpress so is there any other good ones? amember seems to be recommended
     
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    magnum_ip Newbie

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    Do you really want to hide the content from the engines? If you would cloak the content to show the engines and disallow a cache you will get much more traffic. People will find what they want on the engine and click through only to be told to pay up. Some say its a bit deceptive but highly effective. Since we're here to make money I'd go for it and cloak the content to be listed in the results.

    I have used amember and highly recommend it. At almost 200 bucks its steep but you should not go cheap on your business's core software.

    Best of luck and let me know how it works out for you or if you have questions about the cloaking.
     
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  14. falcommoney

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    If google can see it, smart people can see it too.

    Dont let the robots see it if you want pay only customers :)
     
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    magnum_ip Newbie

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    True falcommoney, a smart person could write a script to overcome this. However, depending on the topic, most of the people online who would pay are not that smart. You have to weight the risk/reward.
     
  16. yao1994

    yao1994 Regular Member

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    thanks guys that exactly what i was looking for

    if smart people can write a script to see it ill hire smarter people to block it :) :D
     
  17. Sweetfunny

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    Experts-exchange.com doesn't hide the content from non-members, you just scroll to the very bottom and you can see it if you encounter a link in the SERP's. This is part of Google's First Click Free, they just make you think it's hidden.

    Also they are useragent cloaking, so if you switch your useragent to Googlebot you can browse around the site.
     
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  18. buzzword

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    So,, accessible only through Google search results? If you go directly to the site, you can't browse freely?
     
  19. mshteam

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    It's been a long time since i did something like this, but im pretty sure you can log into your google webmaster control panel and give Google a log in for your website.

    Then in ASP it would be something like

    <% if request.querystring("status") = "" then %>
    <% if session("username") = "" then %>
    [CONTENT]
    <% else &>
    [MEMBERS CONTENT]
    <% end if %>
    <% end if %>

    set the username session after the user has logged in.
     
  20. ebinnion

    ebinnion Newbie

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    This is cake :)

    Use wordpress as your CMS and then use the wp wishlist member plugin.

    member.wishlist.com

    I have this installed on for one of my blogs and it works wonders. You can choose to protect a whole website or post, or just part of it... a lot of customization and unlimited levels. There can also be free or paid signups.

    Have fun, get in touch with me if you have questions.

    ericbinnion.com