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Help! My site is NOINDEX, but it's not in the source code?!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dubwork, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. dubwork

    dubwork Newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a big problem i hope you can help me with. 2-3 weeks ago SEOmoz on-page optimization started telling me that my pages were marked as NOINDEX. This had not been reported before, so obviously i started looking into it. I checked all the code, but there was nothing about noindex (i also searched). I had an experienced SEO look it over and we both agreed this it was probarly a mistake in the SEOmoz software. But it seems it wasnt - now all the pages has disappeared in google and wont even show up if you do a search for that specific article on that specific site. Only mobile sites show up.

    I cant post links, but does anyone have an idea how this can happen when there is nothing in the header???
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Newbie

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    Check the robots.txt file.
     
  3. dubwork

    dubwork Newbie

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    Thanks - i got it solved
     
  4. PizzaPill

    PizzaPill Newbie

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    I wonder which experienced SEO wouldn't look into the robots.txt file first?
     
  5. LordCameltoe

    LordCameltoe Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    lol. Was the first thing I thought of.
     
  6. dubwork

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    Its a job in a big corp so we didn't have acces to the robots file :/
     
  7. PizzaPill

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    A robots file you don't have access too can't be read by search engines either, so it would've had no impact.
     
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