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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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
Step 13. Master the ‘Fetch as Google’ Tool Fetch as Google Tool allows you to quickly fetch any page from your website and see it as Google bot does. This means that you can actually tell Google bot to go fetch a copy of that page and show the HTML code it sees on that page. … [Read more...] about 15 Tips for Using Google Search Console to Effectively to Grow Your Website Traffic
Use images – users find images much easier to look at than text. Adding more images makes it easier for users to scan the information and keeps them engaged. Use videos – Videos are the most engaging form of content available. Adding video to a page significantly increases the time users spend viewing that page. Make text more readable – Use smaller paragraphs, lots of white space, simpler sentences, and keep your style casual and conversational. All these things make reading easier for users. For more tips, see this article on how to increase time users spend on your site. … [Read more...] about 15 Tips for Using Google Search Console to Effectively Grow Your Website Traffic
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?