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SMF Support => SMF 2.0.x Support => Topic started by: delta5 on June 11, 2018, 11:53:43 PM

Title: Unregistered Guests
Post by: delta5 on June 11, 2018, 11:53:43 PM
Just wondering, if I close my forum so unregistered guests have to register before they can view the forum, Will the search engine spiders still be able to index the forum?
Title: Re: Unregistered Guests
Post by: Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen on June 12, 2018, 12:54:25 AM
No. And while it could perhaps be done, it would not do any good as the largest search engines would ban you for cheating.
Title: Re: Unregistered Guests
Post by: delta5 on June 12, 2018, 01:08:21 AM
The reason that I ask this is I know of a forum that allows only so many unregistered views and then you get the registration screen with a friendly warning to register. The last thing I want is to lose what the spiders do since my forum is new.
Title: Re: Unregistered Guests
Post by: GigaWatt on June 12, 2018, 08:12:47 AM
Then don't do it.