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How to have webpage not get indexed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MonsterTiger, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. MonsterTiger

    MonsterTiger Newbie

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    Hi People!

    I have a specific question that hopefully you guys will be able to shed some light on. I'm using royalty free images to use on a pretty large website that does have a lot of exposure. The cost of having these royalty free images are that I have to include a hyperlink to the photographer's profile; but, in their Terms / Acknowledgement Document, it states that the link can be anywhere on the website, so it doesn't necessarily have to be under the picture itself.

    What I wanted to do, is have a link by the photo, that redirects the user to a page that contains the link to the photographers profile. But I want that page not to be noticed by all the search engines; in other words - not get indexed.

    Can you point me the right direction? Any help would be hugely appreciated.
     
  2. BlackHatSoda

    BlackHatSoda Junior Member

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    Just put rel="nofollow" into the anchor tags which point to the profile page.

    Example: <a href="profilepage" rel="nofollow">Profile</a>

    All the big search engines will ignore these links. This does not mean that the page won't be indexed in the search engines if there are other links pointing at them which don't have rel="nofollow" (which they will). But it means that your pages won't loose Page Rank on those outgoing URLs.
     
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  3. MonsterTiger

    MonsterTiger Newbie

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    Cheers pal ... worked a treat :D
     
  4. furiouz

    furiouz Power Member

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    this is bulshit. se spiders count those links and index them.
    there are numerous proofs for that.
    why arguing - try (it is not difficult) and you will see result
     
  5. furiouz

    furiouz Power Member

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    to restrict SE spiders from the page
    1) use robors.txt
    2) meta-tags in a header "noindex", "nofollow"
     
  6. BlackHatSoda

    BlackHatSoda Junior Member

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    Bullshit? Really? I think I'll take Google's explanation as to what it does over yours...

    How does Google handle nofollowed links?

    We don't follow them. This means that Google does not transfer PageRank or anchor text across these links. Essentially, using nofollow causes us to drop the target links from our overall graph of the web. However, the target pages may still appear in our index if other sites link to them without using nofollow, or if the URLs are submitted to Google in a Sitemap. Also, it's important to note that other search engines may handle nofollow in slightly different ways.

    From: http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=96569
     
  7. Dangazzm

    Dangazzm Regular Member

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    People still think they do... I know there was an expirament on here with someone who only used NoFollow links and started to get PR. But this is ALL A huge debate I wouldn't even want to get into heh.

    My question is if these photos need links back to the author profile in the same page you use their image in? If not make a credits page or something like that then in the robots.txt tell all bots not to index that page, that should do the trick.
     
  8. ebiz101

    ebiz101 Regular Member

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    use robot.txt file and in that make that link no follow for search engines.

    By doing above your link will not indexed in search engines.
     
  9. thizzladen

    thizzladen Power Member

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    I made a robots.txt file today.

    My site has been up for a week and I've bought a xRumer Blast...

    STILL NOT INDEXED WTF!?!?!

    Can someone bless me with some knowledge?

    Thanks!
    -thizzladen