Support » Plugin: WordPress Zero Spam » 403 REDIRECT BREAKING META TAGS

  • Resolved Copiaurbietorbi

    (@copiaurbietorbi)


    Good day,

    We set the plugin to display a 403 forbidden message for spammers initially. We changed this to redirect to an specific address, mainly because when there is spam activity, the plugin display this 403 error message while eliminating all the meta tags that originally were added to define the site services. It may be great for the plugin performance but it is not acceptable for the site SEO and marketing.

    We are not sure if this is something that needs to be fixed and someone already presented, but we need to know how to remove this message from google and get our metatags back ASAP.

    In advance, thank you for your help and prompt response.

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  • Thread Starter Copiaurbietorbi

    (@copiaurbietorbi)

    Good day,

    We apologize for insisting, but We tried to contact you using other channels as you suggested. It seems that after writing you a message, your website simply deleted it. No confirmation that our message was sent.

    Anyway, we changed the settings and stil nothing. We deactivate the plugin and nothing. Before this error message was displayed just for a while and we normally got the site description back, but this time it has taken by far more time and we need to get this fix as soon as possible.

    And even if a user selects the option to display a 403 error message, it should not mess up with the site description. Something for you to look out for future updates.

    In advance, thank you for your help and interest.

    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    @copiaurbietorbi This is a non-issue. If a user is blocked, there’s no need to display any meta information since that user is likely a spam or malicious IP. It does not affect SEO in any kind of way since SERPs won’t see the block.

    If you’re redirecting the user to another page on the site and their blocked, they’re of course going to get the blocked message because… they’re blocked. You can redirect them to another URL.

    Closing as this is working as expected.

    Thread Starter Copiaurbietorbi

    (@copiaurbietorbi)

    Good day,

    NO. it should NOT be marked as SOLVED. The settings we explained that we used DO affect the display of the site description actually. We needed to wait until the browser servers updated the information displayed on the page to get our site description back.

    It will be up to you to check if this is part of the plugin normal functioning or not. We tried a different configuration, but we decided to unistall the plugin at the end. You may want to pay attention to your response time also.

    Thank you for the message anyway.

    Plugin Author Ben Marshall

    (@bmarshall511)

    Well… where do I begin. No such thing as browser servers, no need for meta-information for spammers since they’re that… spammers, not search engines. This plugin in no way affects rankings or search engine crawling and your ‘explanation’ makes absolutely no sense.

    Either way doesn’t sound like it’s a good fit for your needs. Glad you were able to uninstall it, and no longer giving you headaches.

    Thread Starter Copiaurbietorbi

    (@copiaurbietorbi)

    Amen to that Mister!

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