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Resources restricted from indexing

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tonyjr, Oct 3, 2016.

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  1. tonyjr

    tonyjr Junior Member

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    I have a word press site and when I did an audit the message " Resources restricted from indexing" appeared what does this mean? How do I fix it? Any help appreciated thanks
     
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    It means that your robots.txt file is probably blocking files that might be needed to render the page. Web Browsers ignore that file so the website looks fine when you visit it. Google has to abide by that file and the website might appear broken when google visits it as a result.

    It could also mean that there are "no-index" meta tags on some pages that prevent Google from showing those pages. This is a fairly rare problem... I'd wager it is something being blocked in your robots.txt file.
     
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    daica85 Regular Member

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    You're using wordpress, then I think you should install Yoast SEO plugin, then review again your robot file in Yoast plugin to find out which part block your content from getting index by GG.

    Good luck to you,
     
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    Prajjwal Rajput Newbie

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    Change your robots.txt file with below one
    Code:
    User-agent:  *
    Disallow: /cgi-bin/
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /archives/
    Disallow: *?replytocom
    Disallow: /comments/feed/
    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google*
    Allow: /
    User-agent: Googlebot-Image
    Allow: /wp-content/uploads/
    
    User-agent: Adsbot-Google
    Allow: /
    
    User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
    Allow: /
     
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    hitlerphung Newbie

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    it means that your file (robot.txt) is restricted. Let change it in google webmaster tools.