Walk Settings to include only directly linked pages on parent domain

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Bryan
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Walk Settings to include only directly linked pages on parent domain

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I am not having a lot of luck with setting up the walk settings so I can have the content we want indexed for our search results.

The main site is a subdomain like Support.domain.com but we have some, but not all, content we want searchable on domain.com
Of course the Base URL(s) setting has our support.domain.com entered.

If I add www.domain.com to the Extra Domain setting everything on that site seems to get crawled. I only want directly linked pages to be included.

If I set Off-Site Pages to "Y" it includes the content I want crawled but also some domains that are not under our control that we do not want.

So I am looking for some settings that allow the parent domain pages to be crawled but only those with direct links in the support subdomain. Any suggestions on how to implement this?
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Re: Walk Settings to include only directly linked pages on parent domain

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There are a couple of approaches you could take.

The simplest might be to add the extra domain, and then use "Exclude By Field". You could either use a query of: domain.com -support.domain.com or www.domain.com in the field URL, and Exclude Links Only. Which would exclude links from either any site on domain.com that isn't support.domain.com, or explicitly the www.domain.com site.
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Re: Walk Settings to include only directly linked pages on parent domain

Post by Bryan »

Thank you. This worked perfectly!
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