I have traffic entering my website via a phantom post that I never created and which does not reside in my WP application. The so-called Post has no content other than a photo which resides on my Home page, a menu bar, sidebar, and comments section. No text except the photo caption. It’s URL is http:/ThisIStheNorthwoods.com/?attachment_id=129. No post ID. Says at the top of the page “From the Blog” even though it is not a valid post.
Google must have indexed this thing somehow (no keywords or other SEO) because people find it and enter the site through it. When they post a comment on any other valid post, approval of the comment places the comment on the phantom post vs. the post they are reading.
I want this thing to go away. But since it is not in my WP, I can do nothing with it. I’m guessing that this thing came into being about the time that I installed a Yoast plugin for a simple sitemap. Just a guess. How do I get rid of this thing?
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