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07/05/2017 at 7:34 pm #428052
hi i have an issue with connections. Contacts are being captured/indexed by google. I actually created a membership site wherein only members are able to view my directory. Unfortunately when i search one of the members names in the directory on google… its shows up in the search list. Need Help on this please07/06/2017 at 9:55 am #428116
Have you enabled the require login to view directory option in the settings?07/07/2017 at 1:58 am #428208
Yes i have enabled the require to view directory option in the settings… theres like a thousand contacts that are being indexed by google… how can i remove that and what other measures should i do to prevent that from happening.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.07/07/2017 at 7:42 pm #42833507/10/2017 at 9:06 am #428557
Apologies for the delay! I was out of the office unexpectedly.
Perhaps your directory was public when Google indexed your site. If that was the case, with the option enabled, and the next time Google indexes your site, those links will be removed. Try this, logout of your site, do a Google search, then click on one of those links, you should not see the entry.07/10/2017 at 8:59 pm #428598
ok so i tried to log out and googled Lindsay Allen – Church of christ
Unfortunately it still appeared :( how long does google keep the indexed pages if the directory was public?
i have also set my search engine visibility setting to – Discourage search engines from indexing this site
kindly see attached screenshots
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.07/11/2017 at 11:20 am #428654
RE: Unfortunately it still appeared :( how long does google keep the indexed pages if the directory was public?
That is up to Google and their crawl rate of your site.
RE: i have also set my search engine visibility setting to – Discourage search engines from indexing this site
You should really enable that option. That will basically get your entire site removed from the Google search index. If that happens, the site might as well not exist.
RE: ok so i tried to log out and googled Lindsay Allen – Church of christ
I did too. I can see your entire directory on this page.
Which is a little confusion because you sites nav links to this page:
Perhaps you have embedded the the directory on two pages … which may be what you want … or not.
I know you showed a screenshot showing the option to require a login to view the directory … I would double check to make sure that it is in fact enabled.
If it is, did you enabled either or the “Enable public_override” or “Enable private_override” options on the Connections : Settings admin page under the Display tab. If you did, please disable them.
What is your exact shortcode you are using on both your directory pages? It’s possible if you enabled those two option and then used those shortcode options that you are overriding the require login to view setting.
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