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Himadri Goswami
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I am running a medical site with IPB. However google was indexing all the profile photos. Then I moved all the profile photos to uploads/profiles folder and added noindex for images in the robots.txt. That removed most of the images from google. But not all. IPB staff advises to add noindex to all upload folder, while doing that will remove lots of images that bring traffic to my site.

Please advise me an effective way to do that.

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@Nathan Explosion

Thanks for reply.

  1. None of my profiles are hidden. Is it required to keep hidden to avoid indexing?
  2. link to profile which is not hidden and indexed by google image http://thedoc.org/profile/124-abu-hasan/
  3. robots text entries:
    User-agent: *
    
    Disallow: /admin/
    Disallow: /cache/
    Disallow: /converge_local/
    Disallow: /hooks/
    Disallow: /messenger/
    Disallow: /ips_kernel/
    Disallow: /retail/
    Disallow: /public/style_captcha/
    Disallow: /index.php?&unlockUserAgent=1
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=task
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=forums&area=forumsubs
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=usercp&tab=forums&area=watch&watch=topic
    Disallow: /index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=forward
    Disallow: /index.php?app=members&module=messaging
    Disallow: /index.php?app=members&module=chat
    Disallow: /index.php?app=members&module=search
    Disallow: /index.php?app=members&module=search&do=active
    Disallow: /index.php?app=members&section=friends
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=reports
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login&do=deleteCookies
    Disallow: /index.php?app=core&module=global&section=reputation
    Disallow: /index.php?app=blog&module=actions&section=report
    Disallow: /index.php?app=forums&module=extras&section=rating
    Disallow: /index.php?app=forums&module=forums&section=markasread
    Disallow: /*app=core&module=usercp
    Disallow: /*app=core&module=usercp
    Disallow: /*app=members&module=messaging
    Disallow: /*&p=
    Disallow: /*&pid=
    Disallow: /*&hl=
    Disallow: /*&start=
    Disallow: /*view__getnewpost$
    Disallow: /*view__getlastpost$
    Disallow: /*view__old$
    Disallow: /*view__new$
    Disallow: /*view__getfirst$
    Disallow: /*view__getprevious$
    Disallow: /*view__getnext$
    Disallow: /*view__getlast$
    Disallow: /*&view=getnewpost$
    Disallow: /*&view=getlastpost$
    Disallow: /*&view=old$
    Disallow: /*&view=new$
    Disallow: /*&view=getfirst$
    Disallow: /*&view=getprevious$
    Disallow: /*&view=getnext$
    Disallow: /*&view=getlast$
    Disallow: /*?s=
    Disallow: /*&s=
    
    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Disallow: /profiles/
    Disallow: /emoticons/

     

 

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8 minutes ago, Himadri Goswami said:

@Nathan Explosion

Thanks for reply.

  1. None of my profiles are hidden. Is it required to keep hidden to avoid indexing?

A profile whose image is hidden from Google (i.e. not indexed)

Also, where is the line in the robots.txt that is disallowing the images in /uploads/profiles? You've got Disallow: /profiles/

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33 minutes ago, Nathan Explosion said:

A profile whose image is hidden from Google (i.e. not indexed)

Also, where is the line in the robots.txt that is disallowing the images in /uploads/profiles? You've got Disallow: /profiles/

No, i have only added  Disallow: /profiles/            only :(

 

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