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Tags getting indexed but not the posts

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rashow, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. rashow

    rashow Power Member

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    Hello ,
    i'm trying to index one of my new websites using wordpress , the tag pages are getting indexed but not the articles . any advices ?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Rashow,

    Basically, you can follow this advice if this is occurring:

    "If your tag pages are getting indexed then you should not allow them to get indexed.


    Install the All in One SEO Pack plugin and set it to add a robots "noindex,follow" meta tag for all tag, category and archive pages. Don't include them in any sitemap either.

    For a WP site your robots.txt file needs to have this in it:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /feed
    Disallow: /*/feed
    Disallow: /xmlrpc
    Disallow: /wp-
    Disallow: /?p=
    Disallow: /*trackback
    Allow: /wp-content/uploads/


    To get indexed for Blog Search remove the blocks on /feed/.
    To not let images get indexed remove the line Allow: /wp-content/uploads."

    * Source: This information was provided by webado on Google's Product Forum.

    In 11/2011, WPMU.org provided a nice article explaining tags and how you should treat them.

    Hope this helps you!

    Shawn
     
  3. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    check the htaccess, there must be some thing wrong.
     
  4. SEOnetic

    SEOnetic Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tip shawn. This sure does help a lot. I am gonna check this out now.