Support » Plugin: PowerPress Podcasting plugin by Blubrry » Issue with Podcast at Google Play

  • Ashish

    (@ashishpatel1992)



    Hi,
    It seems like you dont have meta robots at http://media.blubrry.com/robots.txt
    which doesnt allow media urls to be crawled by Google for Google Play Music Podcast.
    Can you please add meta robots to allow google crawl the media urls for domain media.blubrry.com ?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Shawn Thorpe

    (@shawnogordo)

    Did you receive a specific error/warning message from Google Play Music about this? There are many podcasts using Blubrry stats/media hosting that are listed in GPM without any issues.

    Ashish

    (@ashishpatel1992)

    I have got an official email from google regarding this.
    https://imgur.com/a/Hri1u
    Since the feed has prepend URL http://media.blubrry.com/truck_stop_quebec/mydomain.com/wp-content/abc.mp3 from plugin, that is why they want to add meta robots for google crawler.
    Let me know what can be done in this case?

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by  Ashish. Reason: added more info
    Plugin Author Angelo Mandato

    (@amandato)

    Not having a robots.txt file does not prevent Google from crawling a website. A robots.txt indicates the parts of your site you don’t want accessed by search engine crawlers. Further more, robots.txt is for search engines, not podcasting. Podcasting gets episodes indexed by RSS feeds, which you submit to each directory and app. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062608?hl=en

    Have the Google Play Music support staff contact me personally, cio [at] rawvoice dot com, I will get to the bottom of their problems. Not the first time their support gives out wrong answers.

    I will add a blank robots.txt if it makes their support happy, but I guarantee it is not the issue.

    Thanks,
    Angelo

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