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  1. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Does anyone know the criteria for a WordPress site to get listed on the Google Blog search results?

    My accountant site is currently blocking feeds in its robots.txt as per SEO recommendations to reduce duplicate content - I wonder if that is the reason it's not listed in the google blog search when it's doing great in the main Google search results - including page 1 position 3 when you search on 'accountancy blog'.

    Anyone know how to get listed on Google Blogs?

    PS: I am pinging the following list for each new blog, so it's not like I am hiding!

    [Ping list moderated]

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    as per SEO recommendations to reduce duplicate content

    Uh?! Who on earth told you that? Stop blocking access to the feeds.

  3. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks esmi for the very fast response!

    I have composed my robots.txt from many sources on the web (most of which say to block feeds) such as:

    Disallow: /feed/
    Disallow: /feed/$
    Disallow: /*/feed/$
    Disallow: /*/feed/rss/$
    Disallow: /*/trackback/$
    Disallow: /*/*/feed/$
    Disallow: /*/*/feed/rss/$
    Disallow: /*/*/trackback/$
    Disallow: /*/*/*/feed/$
    Disallow: /*/*/*/feed/rss/$
    Disallow: /*/*/*/trackback/$
    Disallow: /comments/feed/

    So you think that I should unblock all the feeds?

  4. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  5. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok this info here from Joost helps clarify things: http://yoast.com/example-robots-txt-wordpress/

  6. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So do you think unblocking feeds will get the site listed on Google Blogs?

  7. Alex997
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It seems you do need an RSS feed accessible by the google-bot:

    http://groups.google.com/group/blogger-help-howdoi/browse_thread/thread/37e0bd45cbaf4c98?pli=1

    So fingers crossed...

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