How do I allow search engines to index my protected content

Discussion in 'Setting-up protection' started by itsrich, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. itsrich

    itsrich Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    Hello,

    How do I allow search engines to index my protected content?

    Please be as detailed as possible

    Thank you :)
  2. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    6,274
    There is no ready to use solution which allow to do this.
    By default amember blocks access for all non-authorized visitors, but exceptions are possible.
    Exact instructions depends on exact situation(protection methods, file types, etc..)
    Also I just don;t recommend to do this, Google stores search results in cache, so anyone will be able to access it from google cache later.
  3. itsrich

    itsrich Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    OK

    How do I set it up so that it is similar to this forum? Where people can view the content, it gets indexed, but to interact, people have to sign up for a membership?

    Thank you
  4. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    6,274
    Where do you store your content, do you use any third-party script/forum for this? We use xenforo as an engine for this forum.
    Registration is disabled, users have to signup through amember in order to post.
  5. itsrich

    itsrich Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2014
    Messages:
    52
    Yes, I have xenforo also, but at the moment people can't see the content until they sign up.

    How can I make it so that people can view the content, but can't post until they sign up? I want a similar set up to yours.

    Thank you
  6. alexander

    alexander Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Messages:
    6,274
    Do you have your xenforo installation folder protected?
    If so un-protect it and configure permissions in xenforo itselfs depends on groups. Then assign xenforo groups to amember products in amember CP -> protect Content -> Integrations.
  7. bramble_k

    bramble_k aMember Pro Customer

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Not true if... between <head> tags place

    <META HTTP-EQUIV="CACHE-CONTROL" CONTENT="NO-CACHE">

    Google and other search engines won't cache.

Share This Page