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Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

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Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

Post by mikeseaton on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7:22 am

If you look at Telnic's Robots.txt file at http://www.telnic.org/robots.txt you will see the following code:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /forum/
Disallow: /communications/
Disallow: /FlashSource/
Disallow: /marketing/
Disallow: /Photoshop/
Disallow: /xml/
Disallow: /newsletters/2010message/
Disallow: /newsletters/End_Of_Year_Message_from_Kash.pdf
Here is the end result as far as the Telnic forum is concerned - http://www.google.com/search?q=site:telnic.org/forum
- compare that to the TelTalk forum
http://www.google.com/search?q=site:teltalk.org

Not content with placing "lockdown" on their forum at http://www.telnic.org/forum they are also adopting a "belt and braces" approach to doubly ensure Google does not index it, or the end-of-year messages from Kash !

Why would Telnic want to hide information that may encourage interest and purchase of Telnic .tels ?

This is almost a rhetorical question - but I would be interested if others are thinking what I am ?

http://MikeSeaton.tel

PS. "Disallow" statements in Robots.txt result in no-indexing by all reputable search engines of course, not just Google !


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Re: Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

Post by Expert on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7:31 am

The employees at Telnic don't care about indexing or SEO.
It should be their first priority, but look at what they have done with the one-pager at Telnames.
It's impossible to reach good search results without the possibility to insert large amount of text.
More examples for ignoring search engine requirements by Telnic and Telnames:
http://www.teltalk.org/t973-search-box and http://www.teltalk.org/t1402-pdf-files-instead-of-content
No wonder .tel domains can't be found!
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Re: Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

Post by mikeseaton on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 8:02 am

For those who fancy a trip down memory lane, the 2 "disallow indexing" links relating to end-of-year messages by Kash are still live at:

http://www.telnic.org/newsletters/2010message/
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http://www.telnic.org/newsletters/End_Of_Year_Message_from_Kash.pdf

As it turns out both are the same document in different formats. Here's an extract:

What’s in store for 2011?

In 2011, we will continue to develop .tel for the benefit of the existing and new community members.

Firstly, we will continue to simplify the service by enhancing the ability to better manage content through the control panel and provide an easier way of sharing private information through a new privacy system, enabling more people to benefit from this feature-rich contact hub. We will also be talking to our partners about how they can begin to deliver more personalized services which can be tailored to regional or individual needs through the hosting of their own .tel platform for customers.

Secondly, we will enhance support for measurement and analytics to enable people to utilize Google Analytics as well as measure visits and actions through the control panel. This will enhance the proven value of .tel as a professional and business-focused contact hub that can is truly measurable.

Thirdly, we will continue to increase the ability for community members to generate incremental revenues from their .tel domains through the extension of support for AdSense on smart phones, as well as the ability to add personalized vouchers and offers and extend support to image-based TelAds. All of this will be available to be managed directly from your .tel control panel, significantly enhancing the value provided by this extremely low-cost and flexible structured domain.

Fourthly, we will provide increasing support for emerging communications channels, supporting more international services and will trial ‘Call Me’ button support on the .tel proxy, enabling customers to contact .tel owners directly. Enabling greater flexibility and choice of communications channels for .tel community members remains a key priority whilst increasing the value delivered by a .tel.

Finally, building on the work already conducted in 2010, we will aim to broaden the .tel community further by developing partnerships with organizations that manage contact information on behalf of customers. Our aim is to at least double the size of the community in 2011 through these partnerships and work to increase usage and awareness of the .tel platform. We wholeheartedly believe that, due to the trends identified, 2011 is set to be an exciting year for .tel. We will work hard to achieve the goals outlined for .tel to become, over time, a utility that anyone can own and everyone can benefit from. Gaining this level of adoption requires hard work, strong business development, great partnerships, incremental product development and a laser-sharp focus on getting the message out.

With best wishes for the New Year,

Khashayar Mahdavi, CEO, Telnic Limited
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Re: Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

Post by Expert on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 8:47 am

With this quote Mike has given the answer to his initial question.
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Re: Why is Telnic banning Google from indexing forum content and e-o-y messages ?

Post by mikeseaton on Sun 18 Aug 2013, 2:51 pm

Expert wrote:With this quote Mike has given the answer to his initial question.
As I said in my OP
mikeseaton wrote:This is almost a rhetorical question - but I would be interested if others are thinking what I am ?
There was so much hope for .tel's future success back in 2010 !

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