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    I have a blog ( that is not indexed in search-engines, the pages have a meta robots = “no index” setting despite (obviously) having set the “privacy” option to “visible to everyone.” I have a default sidebar with a “no-index” setting (to avoid duplicate content), this shouldn’t effect the whole blog, but maybe this is the problem? Any suggestions?

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  • Check the keyword-statistics-plugin. This is from your page source.

    <!-- metadata inserted by keyword-statistics-plugin 1.7.5 -->
    <meta name="keywords" content="content,search,seo,business,online,site,engine,media" />
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow,noodp,noarchive,noydir" />
    <link rel="canonical" href="" />
    <!-- end of metadata -->

    hi Joseph, thanks for the tip! I did delete the plug-in but it seems I’m still stuck with “no index” as well as “no follow” (on all links), it’s as if there is a default “shut-down” on all movement to and through the blog… 🙁

    Found this in your sidebar:

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
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    Is this the no-index setting you’ve mentioned? It’s invalid html as well.

    hi,thanks for looking into this. I set a no-follow myself on the sidebar (to avoid dupliacte content issues), but it shouldn’t effect the other pages (nor links), but I guess I should remove this sidebar as well, and start over to see if I can “unlock” the pages…?

    ok, that did the trick, the “meta robot” plug-in caused “no-index” on all pages, not just the sidebar!

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