• Resolved dimal

    (@dimalifragis)


    Hi,

    I know that this has been talked before, still there must be a solution for it.

    I get several visits from Google bot, like below (example):

    [15/Nov/22:22:21:46 +0200] – 66.249.69.136 “GET /?wordfence_lh=1&hid=299FC26CDEC6A45B97E62666493DE4A6”

    The answers that i have found in this forum, talk about Themes issues. I use Kadence theme and i highly doubt it is a theme issue.

    Also i read here that is url indexed is because of Live Traffic. But the question is HOW GOOGLE finds this link, since Live Traffic is for logged in admins in the dashboard. That link for live traffic is not available to the public views.

    Thank you

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  • Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @dimalifragis,

    Google usually finds this link because your site is resolving the URLs to an actual page on your site. The reason you’ve seen a misconfigured theme mentioned is because sometimes the themes will redirect users hitting a 404: Page Not Found error to another page on your site. This can also be caused by a plugin that redirects 404s to your homepage or another custom destination.

    If you follow the URLs that Google is indexing, do you reach a visible page or see a blank one? The correct behavior is for you to see a plain white page with no visible text in the browser. If you see blank pages as expected, it could have indexed them in the past when this behavior might’ve been different. Google’s bots will eventually realize there’s no use indexing them and remove them over time.

    Thanks,

    Peter.

    Thread Starter dimal

    (@dimalifragis)

    Hello.

    If i visit the link of google indexing, i get an white empty page (no errors in debug, it is not a white screen of death – php fatal).

    I have no redirection plugins of any kind.

    Still, you didn’t answer HOW google finds that admin url.

    Thanks

    Thread Starter dimal

    (@dimalifragis)

    Can i have please an answer HOW google finds the links of live traffic?

    If they are PUBLIC, that is a security issue.

    Plugin Support wfpeter

    (@wfpeter)

    Hi @dimalifragis,

    Depending on whether or not the site has page caching enabled, Google may be hitting unique URLs that were given to it when visiting a page on your site, or it may be getting a cached page that was initially served to a regular visitor.

    The URLs don’t give the visitor any special privilege so are not a security concern, they just flag the associated hit as having been viewed by a human, if it wasn’t already. Google’s bots might get flagged as a human because of that, since they do run the Javascript that’s necessary to produce these URLs. That’s part of the reason we default Live Traffic to “Security Only” in more recent times over “All Traffic”.

    Thanks again,
    Peter.

    Thread Starter dimal

    (@dimalifragis)

    Hi,

    Again: HOW google had access to such an admin only page?

    Anyways, i understand that you can’t or won’t answer that for your own reason. So no need to further talk about it.

    Thanks.

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