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Why is this forum indexed in Google?

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Total Posts: 47

Joined 2012-08-10

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Hello,

I'm a simplethemes customer and I have a few open issues I have detailed in the forums. Unfortunately, I am seeing my site show up now in Google for posts I placed in this "private" support forum. Are you planning to exclude this content from your site in your robots.txt and not have Google/Bing index it? It is not good that someone can go to the forums and learn about what I'm running or how I'm configured. Most other companies block the paid support forums and I hope you'll do the same.

Thanks and have a great day,
Joseph
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Joined 2011-04-27

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Hi Joseph,

I have edited your previous posts so that the links no longer are followed/indexed.

I'll see what I can do with robots.txt and regex to avoid this happening unintentionally. In the meantime or immediate future, what I would recommend is leaving off the "http://www" in the URL...or if you'd prefer, you can follow up your forum post with a private message to the URL in question.

In regards to your other open(?) issues, I'm seeing there were some follow-up questions that were left unanswered.
{name}
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Total Posts: 47

Joined 2012-08-10

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Great, I deeply appreciate your respecting our privacy and keeping us secure.

Thanks!