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    How do i block google from indexing only my community pages in joomla?

    Hi friends.

    I Recently started a community and discussion forum in joomla using jomsocial. Lots of pages getting indexed in google with duplicate title tags and meta description. This may affect my Search engine ranking. I would like to block google from indexing only my community pages not the articles. How do i do it. Please someone help.

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    The first question I'd ask is—Why not just add unique titles and descriptions to each page?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    The first question I'd ask is—Why not just add unique titles and descriptions to each page?
    GWT ignores numeric paginated pages, also Canonical Links?

    I have thought appending the first item title page from the paginated list of page items.

    Any other suggestions before I start messing with scripts?

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    @ awasson

    Can you please tell how to create robot.txt to block specific pages. I want to block google from accessing both discussion forum and jomsocial community. Also i would like to display adsense ads on these page. Please help.

    duplicate Pages's are getting created like this below with same title tags - For the Discussion forum.

    example.com/discussions/profile/jonesy91/user-post
    example.com/discussions/profile/jonesy91/user-replies
    example.com/discussions/profile/jonesy91
    example.com/discussions/index
    example.com/discussions/tags/automotive
    example.com/discussions/tags/congratulations
    example.com/discussions/tags/discussions
    example.com/discussions/tags/general
    example.com/discussions/tags/info
    example.com/discussions/tags/sharing
    example.com/discussions/tags/thank-you
    example.com/discussions/tags

    For Community
    example.com/my-profile/182-christine
    example.com/my-profile/186-ann
    example.com/my-profile/189-nancy-curtin
    example.com/my-profile/193-same
    example.com/my-profile/195-rein-heart-ralutin
    example.com/my-profile/198-prakash
    example.com/my-profile/edit
    example.com/my-profile

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    Well, with robots.txt you can tell the bot not to index a particular set of specific urls or a whole series of them


    User-agent: *

    #Don't index anything in discussions or my-profile
    Disallow: /discussions/
    Disallow: /my-profile/

    #Don't index some specific pages
    Disallow: /my-profile/182-christine
    Disallow: /my-profile/186-ann
    Disallow: /my-profile/189-nancy-curtin
    Disallow: /my-profile/193-same


    Does that make sense?
    Andrew Wasson | www.lunadesign.org
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    Thanks a lot AWASSON. if i block google. does the adsense ads will be displayed on those pages.


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