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I'm doing a contest on my site where the members have to look for Easter eggs.  It turns out, one member is using something that searches all the images on the site to find the eggs easily.  I want to thwart him.  lol  Any ideas?

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  • Oooh, that's super sneaky (but sounds like a fun Easter egg hunt!). You could try adding the URL of the page or the image to your robots.txt file to stop search engines from indexing it. 

    Anyone else have suggestions? 

    • That's a good idea.   Thanks!

      A couple of them are hidden on pages only members can see, so I think this will work the same way.  

      • There is in fact a simple fix for this. Image crawlers have to search public content. If you're on 3.0 change the photos page to private and that should solve your problem. It's also good practice to update robots.txt even though Google isn't an issue so much, Google cannot access private content so this kills two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. If you're on 2.0 the robots.txt will take care of it. If you need help in removing certain content let us know, thanks!

        • I will do that for the last couple.  The member is somehow still finding ones I hide on private (member's only) pages in a matter of minutes too.  Grr....

          Thank you!

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