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[resolved] How to keep adsense robots from viewing comments (5 posts)

  1. Phishie
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would like to keep adsense robots from crawling post comments. I know I would use the following code:

    <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
    Comments section here
    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    but I do not know where to place the code.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you.

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Place it in your template, around the comments section. I can't be more specific, you have to look at your template and figure it out. It's not hard.

  3. Phishie
    Posted 7 years ago #


    One of the divs in the file is:

    <div class="blog">
    <h3><?php comment_author_link(); ?></h3>
    <p class="headertext"><?php comment_type(); ?> on <?php comment_time('F jS, Y'); ?>. <?php edit_comment_link('e', '', ''); ?></p>
    <?php comment_text(); ?>

    so I believe I have the right file. Please correct me if I am wrong or let me know if I am right.

    I added <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) --> on the first line of comments.php and <!-- google_ad_section_end --> on the last line of comments.php

    That should work, right?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That might work, but probably the better way is to put those in the single.php file, around the PHP call to comments_template().

    Again, without looking at it, it's difficult to say what's best. You'll just have to figure it out. :)

  5. Phishie
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, that worked. I opened up single.php (except it was called index.php with my template) and I made the modifications as follows:

    <!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
    <?php comments_template(); ?>
    <!-- google_ad_section_end -->

    It's working now. I can see it in my site's source.

    Thanks for the help.

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