Login Required and SEO


I am contemplating setting the login required parameter to yes but am curious if it’s bad for SEO, and also if there are any other negative side effects of doing this?

(Rafael dos Santos Silva) #2

Not bad, just there will be no crawling whatsoever. Like, no Google results at all.

Can’t you just make it invite only or something?


Hmmm, now I’m not sure what to do.

My forum is on a subdomain (forum.domain.com), so I would still have some semblance of SEO on the main domain (site page hosted on Squarespace). I guess that might be ok, yes?

It would be great if there was a way to restrict the ability to view the contents of posts but still be able to see the categories list and post titles (where clicking the post takes you to the login modal).

(Susan Spencer) #4

+1 on your suggestion
http://forum.valentina-project.org could use this feature.