(Question) Fractalforums and Google

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Offline ThunderboltPagoda

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« on: November 03, 2019, 03:37:21 PM »
The other day I googled "Lyapunov Pagoda", and found only Julofi's DeviantArt gallery and my own webspace (the primary download site). I made some tests then, for instance I googled some unique usernames (like 3DickUlus and Pauldelbrot) and found references to fractalforums.com and other sites, but nothing from fractalforums.org. I tried other search engines, but the result was the same. It seems that the crawlers are excluded completely (or almost completely) from fractalforums.org by .htaccess, robots.txt or some similar mechanism. Is this a deliberate decision?

Linkback: https://fractalforums.org/discuss-fractalforums/5/fractalforums-and-google/3179/

Offline 3DickUlus

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 01:01:34 AM »
maybe because we don't have adverts? so google won't drive traffic to this site because it won't generate any revenue for them... ( just speculating )

yes, lots of things are blocked, some dynamically like SQL injection attempts, so when a bot hammers away at us trying to download or access files that don't exist here and are known for security problems, well, I view that as someone walking up to my door and trying the door knob to see if it's unlocked, so yeah, they get blocked, and if they keep doing that they end up on the list, once they're on the list I tend to forget about them.

if you have a look at the site stats for Oct you will see a huge spike in traffic that was almost entirely from Huawei cloud servers, 500 connections at once and more, so yeah they got blocked

trimming the block list might not be a bad idea C:-) but I still think google and fiends will be reluctant ???

any ideas on what IPs should never be blocked because they are 100% trustworthy, safe and secure?
« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 01:41:43 AM by 3DickUlus, Reason: typo »

Offline Fraktalist

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 08:56:22 AM »
that is strange indeed, we're looking into it. thanks for reporting.  :thumbs:

Offline PeterB

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2020, 06:13:23 PM »
The other day I googled "Lyapunov Pagoda", ...  nothing from fractalforums.org

Fractalforums.org is the number 2 hit now. It takes time.

Peter B

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