User-agent: [user-agent name] Disallow: [URL string not to be crawled] User-agent: [user-agent name] Allow: [URL string to be crawled] Sitemap: [URL of your XML Sitemap] You can have multiple lines of instructions to allow or disallow specific URLs and add multiple sitemaps. If you do not disallow a URL, then search engine bots assume that they are allowed to crawl it. … [Read more...] about How to Optimize Your WordPress Robots.txt for SEO
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A user-agent is a specific search engine crawler you want to give instructions to. Some common ones include: bingbot, googlebot, slurp (Yahoo), and yandex. Directives are the instructions you want the search engine crawlers to follow. We’ve already discussed two kinds of directives in this post: disallow and crawl delay. … [Read more...] about Understanding robots.txt: Why It Matters and How to Use It
While my wordpress website was in production, I created a robots.txt file to disallow everything. When the site was ready, I deleted the robots.txt file through cpanel and never thought much about it. Recently, I realized that the website was not showing up on google search results, upon further investigation, i realized that the old robots.txt file was still there (even though I can't locate the file in my root folder). … [Read more...] about Old robots.txt file not changing, can’t update to the current robots.txt
I don't know why Content is not ranking. I have domain authority 31, with 7000 backlinks from 400 refering domains. My GTMetrix site speed score is 98. I have around 500 posts. But i get less than 5 organic searches daily. I have sitemaps and robots.txt. there were minor coverage issue that have been fixed and Google is revalidating. … [Read more...] about Domain Authority, Backlinks, site speed, SEO, Sitemaps and robots.txt not helpful in Ranking
Ok, one thing I do see, something is generating a robots.txt with disallow all. Not sure what is doing that, but it's not helping, so I upload a new robots.txt and remove write perms and now I can see my new robots.txt is remaining in effect that allows spiders. … [Read more...] about Why are some user agents still getting a meta robots tag with noindex from my site?