Controlling SEO Indexing on Companion Site with robots.txt File

Is there a way to control what is indexed or not by SEO on the companion site? e.g. robots.txt file

  • Avatar of Zach Hawtof

    We have those controls set at the Feed/Channel level where you can mark it as “Unlisted”.

    What level of control would you be interested in?

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    I was thinking more of an option that enables you to display the feed in the sidebar but exclude from SEO.

  • Avatar of Zach Hawtof

    Good to note! Is there ever a case you’d want to hide a feed from the navbar? We might have been overzealous when we created the Unlisted option.

    My current thought:
    • Make Unlisted only relevant to SEO and not to the navbar

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Not that I can think of. If I want it in the companion site it makes sense to display it

    Like your thinking

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Or split into two options -- one for Nav bar and one for SEO

  • Avatar of Zach Hawtof

    We might bring the option back in the future but only if a customer requests it.

    I VERY much don’t want to repeat our ways at Salesforce with overcomplicating controls

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Understandable. Right now I'm more interested in managing the SEO side of things

  • Avatar of Zach Hawtof

    Sounds good. Should be a quick and simple fix. ETA is 1-2 days

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    Hey Scott Baldwin! In the recent release we separated this into two Feed settings:
    • Unlisted from SEO
    • Show feed in sidebar menu

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    Unlisted feeds are disallowed in robots.txt and excluded from sitemaps

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Cool on the unlisted, I've enabled.

    Navigation sidebar -- would rather display on the left, but hide from the right rather than removing all together.

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    By the right, do you mean this part?

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Correct

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    Would you prefer to hide that feed list altogether?

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Yes, it's duplicative IMHO. The descriptions already show up on the feed pages and the navigation is already available at the left

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Leave the right rail as the join/posts/members, share, and leaderboard

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    Gotcha! I'll add the ticket.

  • Avatar of Stephen Cook

    Hey Scott Baldwin! We added the ability to enable/disable components under the Home Page settings of the Companion Site, including the Feeds Tile Menu list.

  • Avatar of Scott Baldwin

    Works great, thanks for this!