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  • Resolved petergriffyn



    My sub-sites have been indexed under my primary multisite domain and I am wondering if I block them all in robots.txt will it in turn affect the sub-sites’ mapped domain and their SERP.

    I have already 301 redirected the sub-sites to their mapped domains hoping that it will improve SERP, but also stop Google from indexing the subdomains.

    If anyone has any experience with Multisite SEO, I’d love to meet you. I’ve had many a headache over the last 2 weeks. I think a best practice for multisite SEO is on the cards and I would be willing to help put it together.


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  • Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    The free domain mapping plugin already includes an option to do the 301 redirect of the subdomain.

    Another domain mapping plugin (paid) removes the subdomain entirely, so it never gets indexed.

    Not sure why it’s a headache as I haven’t had issues. 😉

    I have no problems with fresh sites, just older ones I am trying to rectify.

    Original headaches came from trying to replace https subsite mapped domains SER’s with http SER’s, multiple SEO plugins and Google Webmaster Tools playing silly buggers. 🙂

    You know the name of that paid plugin?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

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