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Simple solution to prevent google indexing

Labeled as status-duplicate in NamePros Help and Feedback, started by Ostrados, Jul 16, 2019

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  1. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP

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    The problem of domain names (mentioned in Namepros) appearing in search results is very annoying, there are several methods to prevent that like using slashes (d/o/m/a/i/n./com) or using an image with the domain name, but all of them are inconvenient methods that make it hard to list our domains for sale, also it is hard to read the domain names in case of using slashes.

    My suggested solution is to simply add rel="no follow" to all thread links in marketplace section and to any link anywhere in the website that points to a marketplace thread, which can be easily done by Namepros webmaster.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  2. biggie

    biggie Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    i have no problem with my names being indexed in google
    as if someone is searching that engine, my domain may show up and provide a lead.

    to me, it's silly to put /// marks in between a name, especially when it's pigeon :poop:
    it also makes it hard to read and takes away from esthetics of the name

    imo...
     
  3. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP

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    It is super bad if you are asking xxxx from an end user, then through a simple search he finds out that you bought the domain for xx at Namepros!!
     
  4. biggie

    biggie Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    16 years as NP member and not one buyer, whether they be enduser or another domainer. has ever mentioned what I originally paid for it, in reference to asking price.

    you're more likely to get that question when buying from aftermarket auction, because the potential buyer probably was bidding on same name.
    and as such, they would know the closing price

    imo….
     
  5. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP

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    Adding arbitrary punctuation to a thread title doesn’t really prevent search engines from indexing it. It may decrease the relevance for some queries, but there’s a good chance a search for the domain name will still turn up results with punctuation. (It also varies depending on the search engine that you’re using.)

    Adding rel=“nofollow” won’t mitigate the issue. That discourages crawlers from using the link for reputation scoring purposes, but they’ll still visit the link and they’ll still index it if they feel it’s a worth their time.

    It is technically possible to prevent reputable search engines from indexing the marketplace threads, but many NamePros members use Google to search for specific threads on NamePros. This is because XenForo’s built-in search isn’t all that great, especially compared to Google. If we prevented indexing, they wouldn’t be able to do that. We’re working on improving search, but it’s a big undertaking and is still a work in progress.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
  6. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP

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    The content that has value to be searchable is outside matketplace section, so I dont think it is necessary to index marketplace threads.
     
  7. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP

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    My understanding is that people are using it for domains as well. If I recall correctly, someone built their own NamePros marketplace thread search engine just for that purpose.
     
  8. korganian

    korganian Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Many times our marketplace listings are shown on the first page of Google when anyone does a search for that domain and even when just the keywords or abbreviations are searched in some cases, especially with short names.

    These search results can stay for years even after they have been deleted from Name Pros threads. How could seeing the domain you are thinking about spending $2,000 for listed for $10 not effect your thinking process?

    There are 1,808 guests on Name Pros right now, compared to only 276 members. How many of these guests are here because they were looking for a domain and followed a search result here and now see that they can get names cheap instead of paying retail?
     
  9. Paul

    Paul CTO, NamePros CTO VIP

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    From looking at the logs, probably none. Most of that traffic is hitting informational threads, blog posts, and news threads.
     
  10. namemarket

    namemarket Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Same here, no one has ever asked me or knew how much it was in the past. In addition, only one end-user buyer ever asked me about traffic stats.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2019
  11. biggie

    biggie Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    if the name was worth $2k,
    then the one who listed it for $10, probably wasn't thinking.

    or had no idea of it's potential

    imo...
     
  12. Mod Team Bravo

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