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Hi All,

It makes sense that this would happen, but questions I've posted here which included the URL of the websites I was needing help with are showing up on Google searches for the domain name, much to the owner's dismay... :blushing:

Is there anyway to prevent this - especially with these old posts, but also in the future?

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Don't post links to someone

Don't post links to someone else's domain would be my first guess.
Then I would continue to venture into saying that maybe you should have a testing server or domain such as buying wendystest.com or something and then host all your WIP sites there so that way they don't show up on these searches.

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It's a Chore

It's a chore, but you can go into each of your past posts and edit out the url. Assuming that nobody that replied to you put the url in their post you'll be good to go AFAIK.

I'm glad I saw your post! I just yanked out a link in one of my past posts to avoid the same thing.

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Hmm. That's a new one.

Hmm. That's a new one. People not wanting google rank. :shrug:

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Wendy deuce's suggestion is

Wendy deuce's suggestion is best in setting yourself up with a dev hosting site where you can test pages, before uploading the finished pages to clients site, it's not really the best way to develop live on your clients host/domain name, also because you will have google cached pages and wayback cached pages and as you can see it's not just this forum that has been logged by google and lists will probably be harder to get links removed from.

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I don't mind a Google

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Hmm. That's a new one. People not wanting google rank.

I don't mind a Google ranking - I do mind the client seeing that I'm asking questions when I'm supposed to know *everything* already Wink

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Hugo wrote:Wendy deuce's

Hugo wrote:
Wendy deuce's suggestion is best in setting yourself up with a dev hosting site where you can test pages, before uploading the finished pages to clients site......

Yes, indeed; I'll do that. Meanwhile, this joins the long list of "why didn't I think of that before?" stuff.... Sad

Thanks, everybody!

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I use

I use www.domain.com/abbr

Where domain.com is of course my domain or my company's domain and then the abbr is the sites abbr

for CSS Creator i would use cc or csscr or something

Then when I have finished the design and development and the site has been approved to go live I take it off my host, upload it to their host, and then I setup a meta refresh on the /abbr site to send them back to my front page or my company's front page or even to the portfolio so that way they can see that we created the site for them and it might be one more conversion and more sales Smile

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also if you use the /abbr

also if you use the /abbr and you really dont want it to show up you can setup your robots.txt file to not allow spiders to crawl that directory.

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Just cos I seldom see it

Just cos I seldom see it used and for reference ICANN reserve http://example.com/ as a domain that may be used in documentation and examples! in order that a safe link may be used that could have no adverse consequence

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wendy wrote:Quote:Hmm.

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Hmm. That's a new one. People not wanting google rank.

I don't mind a Google ranking - I do mind the client seeing that I'm asking questions when I'm supposed to know *everything* already Wink


Ohhhh! I get it now. Smile

Let them know asking here is like climbing a mountain to find the meaning of life. Laughing out loud

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Deuce wrote:I use

Deuce wrote:
I use www.domain.com/abbr

I usually work with absolute file paths so find it better to set up subdomins, e.g. test.domain.com. Also remember to add a robots="none" meta tag to any test sites too or add them to your robots.txt.

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Ah, yes. The meaning of life and everything, but it seems the question the bio-computer was asked, according to Arthur Dent, was, "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?*"

cheers,

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* In base 13, and disputed by the author, but what did he know?

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Tyssen wrote:Deuce wrote:I

Tyssen wrote:
Deuce wrote:
I use www.domain.com/abbr

I usually work with absolute file paths so find it better to set up subdomins, e.g. test.domain.com. Also remember to add a robots="none" meta tag to any test sites too or add them to your robots.txt.

They say only a very few spiders understand the meta robot tag, but if you read above I did mention the robots.txt Cool

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kk5st wrote:Hugo

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Ah, yes. The meaning of life and everything, but it seems the question the bio-computer was asked, according to Arthur Dent, was, "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?*"

cheers,

gary

* In base 13, and disputed by the author, but what did he know?
Laughing out loud I love the response of Deep Thought "I checked it very thoroughly, and that most definitely is the answer; the problem is that you have never really known what the question is" Damn smug computers.

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Oops

Douglas Adams also wrote a book with Terry Jones I believe called 'Starship Titanic' (which I understand at some point in the Hitchhikers books, suffered 'Total Existance Failure').

It had a stupid artificial intelligence bomb on it. I vaguely remember everytime the bomb would get quite low they would have to go talk to it to distract it, so it would have to start again. At one point, it's counting down and they pop by to see it.

Bomb: "5... 4... 3..."
Guy : "What's 1 plus 1"?
Bomb: "2"
Guy : "What's half of 6"?
Bomb: "3"
Guy : "What's 2 squared"?
Bomb: "4... 5...6...7"

Laughing out loud

edit : Just looked at the link Gary provided. Do my eyes decieve me or is there an example of what DEEP THOUGHT might have been thinking written in C!

Haha, it's a bit depressing to think I might have seen the funniest thing I'll see all day so early on...

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Thanks, everybody, for all

Thanks, everybody, for all the good common sense - and the wild meanderings as well. Little did I know when I asked a simple question {obviously, little did I know!} :rolleyes: ...

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