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Brandon M.
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Experience:  Web Design for 10 years, HTML, XML, PHP/MySQL, Perl, JavaScript, CSS
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Can anyone tell me how to get around SEO with this age verification

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Can anyone tell me how to get around SEO with this age verification method. They don't understand how the crawlers can't get throughhttp://veratad.com/

Brandon M. :

Hello and thank you for contacting us, a paid expert support site. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be glad to assist you with your issue.

Brandon M. :

Just so I understand the problem - your site is age verified using that service and you need crawlers to bypass, correct?

Customer:

yes, my website is http://fincigs.com Since age verifier was place on site crawlers seem blocked?

Brandon M. :

Trying to see if they offer a method for bypassing. Do you remember how you integrated it?

Customer:

Was the company itself. Not sure. we just took the work over prior to implementation

Brandon M. :

Ok. Do you have any FTP information for the site so I can see how it is implemented? Might be a simple script change that redirects crawlers.

Customer:

Their arguing the point it isn't effecting the crawl

Customer:

No I would have to ask my developer for FTP. Script change is what someone who took a quick look siad

Customer:

Yeah

Customer:

Trying to explain to them and they said no one else has ever brought up the issue in 10 years lol

Brandon M. :

If it is possible to get the FTP information, I can take a look at the files and see if it is possible. If the age verification was working correctly, it should automatically allow crawlers to bypass.

Brandon M. :

Let me try searching to see if I can see any information beyond the age verification page

Customer:

OK

Brandon M. :

Nope, it's crawling correctly, it seems

Customer:

really

Brandon M. :

First result - it has sublinks below the description and the subsequent results are also internal pages.

Customer:

yeah but check the cache paged it is either the age landing page or a 404

Brandon M. :

I'm not able to view cached Google pages. Hrm - well - it is getting past the age verification because he sees the other pages - unless you have an SEO plugin that does site maps?

Customer:

site:http://fincigs.com

Brandon M. :

What do you think of my question?

Customer:

well we wipped the robotstxt clean and is now reading url's

Brandon M. :

Ah, I was going to suggest looking at that but that only allows or disallows - wasn't sure if that would help or not.

Brandon M. :

I guess disallowing the age verification page might help

Customer:

thanks man.. you talked me into thinking.

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