November 7, 2008 in Feedback
My host informed me that search engine bots are likely be the cause of a very high amount of hits (individual files such as html, images etc) on the site and that I need to reduce it or upgrade to a different hosting package. I want to keep bots indexing the forum but at the same time to reduce the number of files they are downloading each page.
What I planned to do was to install a very basic theme with little or no images and make the Bots user group use that instead of the default skin. I cant however find the setting in the admin panel to allow me to do this. I am sure I have seen it before but all I can find is a setting which forces all members to a new skin in Skin Tools "Update Members Skin Choice".
Is there a setting to allow user groups use a specific skin, if so where is it? Or if you have any other suggestions to reduce the number of hits while keeping bots please let me know.
Please delete this post. I found it in the Tools & Settings -> Search Engine Spiders. I knew it was somewhere :)
I'd rather the post remain.
Anyone who comes here with the same problem in the future would benefit from your answer. :)
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