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What is ?acpage= and how do I get rid of it, or stop bots indexing it

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    mars-hill
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    @mars-hill

    Hi crew,

    Since installing BuddyPress, I’ve noticed that Google’s Webmaster Tools is finding pages with ?acpage=xx on the end.

    e.g.
    http://indietravelpodcast.com/ might read
    http://indietravelpodcast.com/?acpage=32
    http://indietravelpodcast.com/?acpage=2
    http://indietravelpodcast.com/?acpage=15
    etc.

    I’ve told Google to ignore it, via the Webmaster Tools > Settings > Parameter Handling function but it’s still showing up in search results, analytics and crawl errors.

    Doing a search on this support forum comes up null, searching for the string in Google just shows dozens of buddypress sites with the same issues.

    Does anyone know what ?acpage=xx is, does or how to get rid of it?

    If it is necessary to the running of a BuddyPress site, how can I stop Google from indexing it? (Especially since it seems to be causing penalties … lots of page not found and slow page load errors thanks to it.)

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