Here's A Shocker!!!!!!!!

Bob Apjohn

 I was digging around the internet searching for places to fish for certain species, and SURPRISE!!  I stumbled on my name and catch.

Google your name and state and all your catches at Hook-in will show up!  I did not know this!!

 

I think I might start hiding my map locations.  I only wanted it available to Hooked-in members, NOT the entire world.  Next thing you know, over-crowding and no more fish!!

 

Search engines don't show exact location, but enough information for someone to figure it out pretty close.

Posted by Bob Apjohn Expert Member created over 5 years ago - last updated over 5 years ago
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Joe Pych Hi Bob,   Google and other search engines can see the same info that non-members can see. So, lots of the pages are included in their index (not all pages - just the ones they think are important based on their algorithm). Photos are available to non-members and search engines.

However, Your catch locations are *NOT* available to search engines. By that I mean the map location. The non-specific location info (body of water, state, etc.) is available, but never the specific location. Your catch locations are available to logged in members if you set permission to "all members".  By the way, you can keep your locations private.

Let me know if you have any questions on this. I know this is an important thing to get right. Nobody wants their secret spots to get over-fished.

Joe

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Dennis Huskins

My kids had googled me and said all you do is catch fish.

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Lenny Trout

Lenny Trout has nothing to hide!

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

John Wright

i had a friend of mine call me last year said he googled striped bass when the season was starting and my name came up was actually pretty cool i thought.

Posted by John Wright Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

You guys are famous!  Just remember me when you go Hollywood.

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Daniel Plaza

for reel right ur making us famous. ive been fishing and twice on seprate occasions had dudes say "hay ur daniel plaza huh" it was kinda cool. they were using the same thing too. i  think its cool.

Posted by Daniel Plaza Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Joe Pych

That is cool, Daniel. You are famous!

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

Heh, I was one of those dudes Daniel is talking about.

 

Posted by Mark Pieri over 5 years ago - Report Abuse

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