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Access through embed only & SEO

NozumiNozumi New
edited December 2014 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

hello i am wondering if having the forum embedded on your website and then checkmarking the "force the forum to only be assessible through this url" which redirects visitors to the forum on an embedded website have any impact on google indexing the forums? can google still index all the forum content fine with this checked on? if ur forum is embedded onto a different website, can google index the forum content fast enough before getting redirected? google must index on the original forum host domain not the site its embedded on


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    ShadowdareShadowdare r_j MVP
    edited December 2014

    Enabling the "force the forum to only be accessible through this URL" (redirection) setting probably won't hurt SEO.

    Googlebot and other search bots should be able to index the forum directly as if it wasn't embedded because the redirection setting works by using JavaScript (see /js/embed_local.js); however, I'm not 100% sure if Googlebot executes JavaScript redirection code, but it most likely doesn't from what other people who have embedded their forums said.

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