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Advanced Noindex (Lite) (Count/Prune/Move) by Forumsetup.net
Mod Version: 1.5, by tpearl5 (Coder/Designer) tpearl5 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 12
Released: 22 Jul 2014 Last Update: 04 Aug 2014 Downloads: 84
Not Supported Uses Plugins Is in Beta Stage  

Advanced Noindex makes it amazingly easy to only display your best content to search engines.

It's been debated whether noindexing thin forum content helps or hurts your site. Particularly those that have been hit with a Panda update. There was a pretty good indicator lately that noindexing may be a good option for forums. See this Google hangout with Webmaster Central staff that specifically addresses forums, and managing their content:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r3IIPCHt0E#t=4142

Some more commentary from Google:
Another thing you didn't mention, but which is common with forums is low-quality user-generated content. If you have ways of recognizing this kind of content, and blocking it from indexing, it can make it much easier for algorithms to review the overall quality of your website. The same methods can be used to block forum spam from being indexed for your forum. Depending on the forum, there might be different ways of recognizing that automatically, but it's generally worth finding automated ways to help you keep things clean & high-quality, especially when a site consists of mostly user-generated content.
via: https://productforums.google.com/for...Tbc/discussion

So with that I present Advanced Noindex. There have been other noindex mods created, but this is by far the most advanced.

Here are the features:

For threads:
  • Everything is done automatically, so if a thread meets one of the criteria set, the noindex tag will be removed without any intervention
  • All options can be dependent upon one another for some really specific noindexing
  • Test mode
  • Minumim number of words to noindex a thread
  • Minumim number of replies to noindex a thread
  • Age in days of last post to noindex a thread
  • Thread prefix ID's to noindex
  • Noindex threads with attachments or not
  • Noindex all threads in a forum (and option to noindex forumdisplay pages for these forums)
  • Noindex their forumdisplay pages
  • Noindex threads started by usergroup
  • Noindex specific members' threads
  • Members to exclude from noindex (whitelist)

For pages:
  • member profile pages
  • tag pages
  • faq pages
  • calendar pages
  • memberlist
  • printthread
  • all forumdisplay pages

Pro Version
The pro version adds these features. You can count, move, and prune threads based on:
  • First post thread word count is X words or less
  • Thread has 1 or more attachments
  • Thread has 1 or more URLs
  • Thread has 1 or more external Images
  • Thread has 1 or more Videos
  • The title contains
  • The title does NOT contain
  • Post text contains
  • Post text does NOT contain
  • Original post date is at least X days ago
  • Last post date is at least X days ago
  • Thread is sticky
  • Thread state
  • Thread status
  • Posted by User IDs
  • NOT posted by User IDs
  • Posted by Guestname
  • Forum
  • Prefix

To get the Pro version please go here.

Notes
Before you install, take a good hard look at your Google rankings, your traffic, and your content. If you think that you could do better or have done better then this mod may help. If manual moderation/content deletion is not an option then this mod can definitely help! If your traffic declined after a Panda update it will also help!

If you truly think that all of your content is good content, and you have really good moderators that look after that content, then there is really no reason to use this mod.

Install instructions:
  1. Install the product file
  2. Go to Settings > Advanced Noindex and set everything (things are OFF by default)


There are an infinite number of ways you can noindex threads. Mine are set to noindex threads that have less than 15 words and no replies. This is pretty conservative and I have a high degree of confidence that these threads are junk anyway.

You could potentially noindex threads that have less than 100 words, 1 reply or less, more than 2 years old by members in the registered usergroup.

OR you could simply noindex all threads with less than 200 words.

OR all threads created by a small list of users under the 'news' prefix.

The list goes on and on...


Please be smart and test things after you set something!!


Disclaimer: Forumsetup.net is in no way responsible for loss in traffic to your site.

This modification does NOT insert a copyright on your site. It may NOT be redistributed without permission.

Release log
7/22/14 - initial release
7/23/14 - improved logic considerably, added prefix option, added test option
8/4/14 - added an option to exclude member from noindexing and an option to noindex (or exclude) threads with attachments - created pro version that has a tool to count, prune, and move threads based on advanced criteria

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Old 24 Jul 2014, 18:41
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Thanks for the head up, John.
Still a few (5719, setting: 2posts and 200words), but this number definitly comforts my healthy eye more than the other one yesterday
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Old 28 Jul 2014, 16:12
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Originally Posted by Marv View Post
Thanks for the head up, John.
Still a few (5719, setting: 2posts and 200words), but this number definitly comforts my healthy eye more than the other one yesterday
I can see why
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Old 04 Aug 2014, 18:36
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v1.5 added!
  • option to exclude member from noindexing
  • option to noindex (or exclude) threads with attachments
  • created pro version that has a tool to count, prune, and move threads based on advanced criteria
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Old 10 Nov 2015, 23:59
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It's possible to combine two conditions at the same time?

For example 'noindex' when thread has less than 200 words and has no replies.

Thanks!
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Old 11 Nov 2015, 02:49
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This is a great mod but has not been updated in a long time and is still in beta. Is it still compatible and has anyone installed it lately?
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