Support » Plugin: Blackhole for Bad Bots » Keeps blocking Google Bots

  • At first, this plugin seemed very promising, but then it keeps blocking Google Bots.
    It blocked Adsense and also Google Search Console kept telling me there were indexing issues, all this despite of whitelisting bots or not.

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  • Plugin Author Jeff Starr

    (@specialk)

    Hi @mikelimit9999,

    Normally this plugin whitelists anything Google related, so they never are blocked. When that’s not the case, it means there is some interference with another plugin or maybe something weird the theme is doing.

    For example, as explained in the plugin documentation, plugin settings, help tab, homepage, and elsewhere, Blackhole is not (yet) compatible with page-cache plugins. So if your site is doing any sort of page caching, that would be the first thing to check.

    Best advice to figure out what’s happening on your site, would be to do some basic troubleshooting. I would be glad to provide a guide if it might be useful for you.

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