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    Default Dreamweaver Visit Pages

    On my old Dreamweaver sites I have all my tracking links going via a “visit” page which has the tracking link to the casino itself.
    There is nothing on the visit page except the tracking link. Ie no title, description etc.
    the problem is that ahrefs and google moans that these pages have a redirect ( to the casino) and no title, description etc.

    I have tried blocking the visit pages in the robots.txt text but it makes no difference.

    Does anyone know of a smarter way of doing this? As it seems old fashioned.

    I know the ultimate solution is to convert them all to Wordpress sites but I don’t have the time to do that as there is over 100 sites

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    I usually, like you stated block the "visit" folder in robots.txt.
    I also add the no follow and no index to the header.
    On some sites I also have the title added, that is if it was from hundred years ago.
    Some times the title is just Visit the casino or some have Visit casinox.

    Google will still list the pages as blocked by robots, but eventually they will stop tying to index them.

    I personally think this is a flaw with google, if we tell them to stay out of a folder, they should stay the heck out of the folder completely.

    But Google doesn't care what anyone says or wants, they just dictate policy to others they refuse to follow.

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    Are these pages *.html or in DW's case *.htm? I had that issue, until I switched all my redirection pages to php redirects. That stopped it
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    Are these pages *.html or in DW's case *.htm?
    Some of them are .html and some are .htm

    Thanks Dave, I will see if my I.T guy can change them to php redirects

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topboss View Post
    Thanks Dave, I will see if my I.T guy can change them to php redirects
    No Probs Heather

    Here's the PHP code I use...

    Code:
    <?php
    $url = /*starturl*/"https://www.add-your-casino-affiliate-url-here"/*endurl*/;
    header("Location: ".$url);
    ?>
    So lets say the above redirects to Casino-X. Hence the name of the file is: casino-x.php
    I have all my casino redirects sitting in folder 'visit'.

    Pretty sure I used a htaccess file to block every request, other than, from the server's IP. The htaccess file resides in the "visit" folder
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    Dreamweaver wow that brings back memories.

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