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Website not being indexed by google, yahoo, bing or anything (10 posts)

  1. cl0ud9
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    basically i've had this site for over a year and it's still not being indexed anywhere
    it's practially like it doesn't exist :(

    It doesn't show up on google or any other search engines and it also doesn't show up on like google images or anything.
    I've seriously tried everything and i don't know what could have gone wrong :\

    I've submitted it to website crawlers and all those things various times but still nothing, and i've also set it up for public viewing ~ but still no luck.

    Please help :(
    i don't know what else to do. The only way people access the site now is through out twitter and tumblr which have no problems showing up on google search when you type in key words

    it's honestly just a website for a foreign music group :\
    The site: http://www.tvxqcanada.com/

    someone help please :(

  2. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Set up an account for the site on Google Webmasters: http://www.google.com/webmasters/ There are troubleshooting tools and documentation on that site which may help.

  3. cl0ud9
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

  4. Harrison O.
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    By looking at your source code you have this:

    <meta name="robots" content="none" />
    <meta name="googlebot" content="none" />

    "none" is equivalent to "NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW" which is telling the bots not to index your site. That is why your site was never indexed even after a year of being online.

    Open your theme's header.php and delete both meta codes.

  5. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Merely signing up on the Google Webmaster site isn't going to help you unless you spend some time on the site reading the documentation and using the tools.

    Start on this page: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/34444?hl=en

  6. C W
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Harrison is spot on. The content="none" instructions to robots will, by themselves, prevent the site from ever being indexed.

    As Google wrote on its blog several years ago:

    ... some webmasters use this tag to indicate no robots restrictions and inadvertently block all search engines from their content.

  7. cl0ud9
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I found these codes when editing

    <meta name="robots" content="<?php echo of_get_option('snb_metabots')  ?>" />
    		<meta name="googlebot" content="<?php echo of_get_option('snb_metagooglebot')  ?>" />
    		<?php } ?>

    I changed it to:

    <meta name="robots" content="index,follow" />
    <meta name="googlebot" content="index,follow" />

    hopefullly this works;
    or should i just delete those 2 lines in general and leave it there as nothing :\ ?

    Thank you so much everyone for your help!

  8. cl0ud9
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    *edit* nevermind, when i did that the website came out completely blank with nothing.

    i tried removing the codes completely, and i tried replacing them - both times the site came out blank so i re-edited and put the codes back and th e site looks normal again ._.

    i'm not exactly computer savy, i just know the bare minimum

  9. C W
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If your description is accurate, the reason the page broke is that you removed that closing <?php } ?>, which should not have been removed.

    To answer your initial question, there is no difference between having...

    <meta name="robots" content="index,follow" />
    <meta name="googlebot" content="index,follow" />

    ... or having nothing at all. Search engines will, in the absence of alternative instructions, index a page and follow links in it.

  10. cl0ud9
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    thank you , that seemed to have worked

    now i have a random black line at the top of the page though and i can't seem to get rid of it even when i put the codes back to what they previously were. I didn't change anything else coding wise, and it just kind of showed up? and the site icon like the one for the tab has changed from being custom to being the host providers.

    if it's a problem with the theme i might just change it although i quite like tit :<

    sorry for having too many problems

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