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ShutterSpeak
74 posts
Thu Jan 17, 19
11:43 AM
Hi -

A client emailed me a link today showing photos from a closed gallery. I can not figure out how or why they are being displayed as the gallery is closed and is set not to show sub-galleries. She found the link via a Google search.

Here is the link:

https://---/sy-inc/sy-sub-galleries.php?subpage=1&date_id=1297&sub_id=&cat_id=100&pic_client=&keyWord=&view=&untagged=&pic_camera_model=&pic_upload_session=&orderBy=&acdc=&hash_image=&orientation=&kid=&price_list=99999999&mobile=&from_time=&search_date=&search_length=
Edited Fri Jan 18, 19 7:51 AM by ShutterSpeak
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Fri Jan 18, 19
4:13 AM
I don't know why google would index the file that displays sub-galleries. It's a file that gets loaded to the page with an ajax call.

To prevent google from indexing that file, you would need to create a roboxs.txt file and put it in the root of your website with this as the content:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /sy-inc/


That won't remove that one immediately. The only way to do that would be to delete that gallery.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
ShutterSpeak
74 posts
Fri Jan 18, 19
7:52 AM
Seems like a good idea to bundle that robots.txt file into a future build. Are there other directories that would benefit from being excluded?

Joe
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Fri Jan 18, 19
10:43 AM
Not like the sy-inc folder which holds most of the working files. But you could add the following folders.

sy-graphics
sy-layouts
sy-misc
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
ShutterSpeak
74 posts
Fri Jan 18, 19
7:30 PM
Tim,

I will add these but I think the robots.txt file is a band-aid solution.

Sure, it may hide this page over time from search engines but this is also an exploit. If a closed gallery can be seen from a snip-it of code by a search engine, than a hacker can certainly find this too. No one should ever be able to see the contents of a closed gallery.

This is a problem that needs be fixed from the coding end.

Regards,
Joe
Tim - PicturesPro.com
11099 posts
admin
Sun Jan 20, 19
8:48 AM
I'll look into it.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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