Only Spiders can view image not unregistered users
if i say unregistered cannot view images that means spiders won't gather photo data like description, title, comments, keywords, etc correct?
Anyway to differentiate between a spider an unregistered user?
Anyway to allow only spiders to crawl site but unregistered humans still need to register to view images?
Chuck - i would like people to register to view images, (but can see thumbs as it is now) but i want my site to have enough exposure for search engines so i want spiders to be able to spider the whole site.
I dont think this is possible, since guests and spiders both fall under single usergroup...
Its virtually impossible to make 2 different usergroups (1 for spiders which shall have permissions to view images + gallery, etc. and another usergroup of un-registered users i.e., guests)
Even though if you are able to acheive the same someway, that shall not be wise..
Last edited by SaN-DeeP; March 4th, 2006 at 01:41 AM.
This is a problem for us as well... and we sorta came up with an idea that to leave the site open for visitors for 4-6 weeks and then make it for registered users only for 3-5 weeks and then open it again... this way both (engines and visitors) get to see the gallery and bots get to crawl it and add to their database plus when you lock it for registered users only, you get some more registeratoins. We've been getting around 45-60 registered per day when it is locked so in 3-5 weeks you get good lot of 300-600 new members.
I don't know if it is bad as far as search engines are concerned. ?