We've noticed something weird in the search statistics for "Relevanssi User Searches". More than half of the top searches have the string "no-result:" in them. And not once, but multiple times ! Really weird.
See a screenshot of User Searches here:
I'm not sure, but I think this didn't happen before Relevanssi was installed.
I did a little googling, and it seems more people have seen this problem. In fact, I found many search results for many websites that had stacking "no-result:" in the URL.
Check out this search on Google:
The first few results are all links to our website. But the 4th result is actually a "no-result:" link !
Something seems wrong. I'm not sure whether it has to do with Relevannsi. But it certainly seems to have to do with WordPress, searching, and google indexing.
As a workaround, I have added a line to our robots.txt file.
I hope that will prevent the Google crawlers from recursively following search links on our site. But it feels like a hack.
Anyone who knows what exactly is going on ? I'm a WordPress noob. If the workaround in the robots.txt file works, my problem is solved. But I think it might be nice to find the root cause, and fix it for other WordPress users out there.
Any suggestions where to look ? Any more information I can supply ?
Thanks in advance,