Tweet Blender
TweetBlender is listing all filtered words in page (5 posts)

  1. davemac
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have just noticed that the output of 'filter_bad_strings', which is the value of 'Exclude tweets that contain these users, words or hashtags' is there for all too see in the page source code.

    Surely this can't be good for SEO. For example, I am listing a large amount of swear words in 'filter_bad_strings' which are now being associated with my site.

  2. kirilln
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello Dave,
    is it actually included into page content? or is it just in the source code?

    How is it being "associated"? Do you see them in search results somewhere?

    Please provide more information. It would be great to have the URL of your site as well.

    The plugin is written in javascript. The only way to communicate the value of the filter to the plugin is by setting a javascript variable. That's what you see in the source code. It should not appear on the page and should be ignored by search engines as they don't consider code to be part of your page's content.

  3. davemac
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's in the source code. You're right, they are not being picked up by Google etc but I suppose it makes me nervous having them there in the source.

    Here's the site as requested.

    I understand why this is happening, and agree with your explanation so thanks for that. I'm just not too comfortable with having these swear words easily viewable in a client's site like this.

  4. kirilln
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah, I agree that this doesn't look too good even though it's only available to people who try to view page source. I'll put a feature in 3.4.0 to deal with it - I'll use url encoding for it so it looks like %2F%66%3E instead of actual letters. This will make it a bit less obvious.

  5. davemac
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, thanks for looking into this.

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