Support » Plugin: Simple URLs » Google Search Consule is saying their is an issue with Simple URL

  • Hello,

    So I just got a notice from Google Search Console that I’m having an index issue. So I looked into it and it’s saying the following:

    New Index coverage issue detected for (My Website Address)

    To owner of (My Website Address),

    Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 new Index coverage related issue. This means that Index coverage may be negatively affected in Google Search results. We encourage you to fix this issue.

    New issue found:
    Submitted URL blocked by robots.txt

    So I looked into the problem and it’s showing all of my /go/ links with errors. These are all of my simple URLs. I use Simple URL to make affiliate links look more professional.

    Well a few months ago I posted on this help group that for some reason Google was indexing some of my Simple URL links. So I added the following to my robots.txt file to stop Google from indexing them:

    Disallow: /go/

    Is this causing a negative issue? Do I need to remove the Disallow: /go/ in my robots.txt file? When I look in Google Search Console it’s just saying there are 305 errors and the 305 examples errors they show are just the Simple URL links.

    Is this causing Google to be unable to scan the entire page that the Simple URL link is featured on or just causing Google not to scan the link?

    Should I remove the Disallow: /go/ or don’t worry about the message as it’s just Google letting me know they can’t “follow” or “index” my simple URL links?

    Any help would be great. I just want to make sure having the Disallow: /go/ in my robots.txt file isn’t causing any issues with Google indexing my website content.

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by drastikone1.
    • This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by drastikone1.
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  • The Google report is unrelated to the Simple URLs plugin. If you added the following to your robots.txt then Google console would tell you the same.

    Disallow: /wp-includes/

    All the GC message is telling you is that your robots.txt is instructing their crawler to not index some URLs on your site.

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