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Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/

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2 years 3 months ago #165005 by Mick
Mick created the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
I have found an unwanted link to some content on my website in a Google search. The link is:

https://[BANKED UNUSED DOMAIN]/index.php/component/k2/itemlist/user/[SUPER USER ID AND NAME]?start=60

It has used a domain I own but has never been used but diverts to our server root public_html. The user name and ID is mine.

I have read a number of search results for K2/itemlist/user but none have a solution that answers how to remove or disable this link. Google won't remove it because the items are still current and published on the proper website.

I have been through all Menu items (including Trashed and unpublished), modules and plugins but can't find any that would support this link.

I have checked all the categories for the items displayed and all have Author and Voting hidden, but accessing them through this link shows Author name and Voting link in K2 items regardless.

Any ideas on how to disable this link?

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2 years 3 months ago #165121 by Krikor Boghossian
Krikor Boghossian replied the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
You can either use K2's advanced sef functionality or better yet if you are using a few users you can map these users into a K2 User menu item.

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2 years 3 months ago #165135 by Mick
Mick replied the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
Sorry, I don't understand your reply. Perhaps I wasn't clear about the issue.

Somehow Google is showing a link to some of my website content linked to me as the User. It is also using a parked domain, which auto diverts to our live domain. The link is using a K2 Item List reference that doesn't exist in any menu item (published, hidden or trashed).

So the question is how has the link "/index.php/component/k2/itemlist/user/[SUPER USER ID AND NAME]?start=60" been generated? How do I prevent it being used and block it?

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2 years 3 months ago #165144 by Krikor Boghossian
Krikor Boghossian replied the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
By default all of Joomla!'s URLs can be hacked eg: ?
option=com_content&view=xx&id=xx will produce results.

This means that if a (default) link is exposed by mistake then it can be picked by Google.

You can easily solve this issue either by setting redirects or by using a canonical link extension which supports K2.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #174686 by Billl Fahy
Billl Fahy replied the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
Hello Krikor,
We have also been notified by a customer that Google is picking up and indexing these types of pages. We use K2 a lot on all our builds and I did a quick search and it seems like this is happening to a lot of our websites. Can I get you to show me in more detail how this is occurring and how we can combat this? The above explanation does not make sence to me. Thank you for your help!! I can PM you the links we are talking about if you need to see them in the real world.
Thank you!!

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2 weeks 3 days ago #174687 by Fotis
Fotis replied the topic: Unwanted Link K2/itemlist/user/
Make sure you're using a recent K2 version, preferably the latest. Then in the K2 component settings disable user page viewing for users with no K2 items.

If you use & love K2, please take a moment to add your review and rate it
at the Joomla Extensions Directory: extensions.joomla.org/extension/k2/


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