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hattie999

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Excluding pages from being indexed.
« on: December 02, 2009, 10:39:15 AM »
I have a relatively small site of about 900 pages, but around 400 of those are pages associated with email a friend, as that link sits on every page.

The path to that file is [external links are visible to admins only]

I also have another page that doesnt need ot be indexed and thats

[external links are visible to admins only]

I tried excluding them using the exclude urls' bit, but it didnt work as I'm probably doing it wrong.

Could somebody show me how I block those pages inside the scripts folder.

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Re: Excluding pages from being indexed.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 09:14:13 PM »
Hello,

make sure that you list them in "Exlcude URLs" option without paths, like:
Code: [Select]
emailToFriend.asp
prodReview.asp
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Re: Excluding pages from being indexed.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 12:55:44 PM »
hello,

ok I tried that and it didnt work either.

Would the reason for that be that both those pages always have extra information attached to them, such as:

Code: [external links are visible to admins only]
http://www.mysite.co.uk/scripts/prodReview.asp?idProduct=355

and

Code: [external links are visible to admins only]
http://www.mysite.co.uk/scripts/emailToFriend.asp?idProduct=355

and another page that doesnt need to be indexed is contactUs.asp, and again, its alwasy got extra information

Code: [external links are visible to admins only]
http://www.mysite.co.uk/scripts/contactUs.asp?emailSubject=Product+Inquiry+%3A+0482+%2D+Little+Lamb+on+Board

Im guesssing this is the problem.

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Re: Excluding pages from being indexed.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2009, 06:50:56 PM »
It should exclude URLs with appended parameters too, did you regenerate sitemap after that?
For contact pages you'll need to add "contactUs.asp".
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