Should I discourage search engines from indexing a site like this?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ragnarkar, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. ragnarkar

    ragnarkar Registered Member

    Aug 19, 2015
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    I'm writing a computer program that takes a bunch of images and quickly generates a list post from it very quickly. I plan to build a site using thousands or even millions of creative commons photos this way. I have no intentions of getting any Google traffic for a site like this; in fact, I think it violates the rules of Google. However, I'll be trying to get mostly social traffic (i.e. Stumbleupon, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)

    If I know it's against Google's SEO rules and I won't be depending on Google traffic anyways, should I just go ahead and check the box in Wordpress that says to discourage search engines from indexing this site. I don't wish for a site like this to penalize my other sites which may depend on Google traffic.
  2. Solipsist

    Solipsist Registered Member

    Nov 9, 2011
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    I'm not sure how it's linked to your other sites, but if you're risking anything other than this site, yeah add robots.txt.