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[resolved] User results page a mess (2 posts)

  1. deadhippo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have a problem with my search result page and I was wondering if anyone was else was having the same issue. I have talked to mikko and he kindly created a plugin to clear the bad entries every 24 hours but I don't think this is a good solution. We should be searching for the cause and preventing it rather than putting a bandage on every 24 hours. This is what I saw when I woke up this morning:

    Image: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-681YxBe083I/TsTcnmWIDWI/AAAAAAAAFao/YWPTvpkcHl0/s912/1321524369554.png

    I will talk to mikko again but sometimes the crowd is able to figure out the solution first. Anyway, I will keep this post updated on my progress to getting this issue solved or not. BTW, I am using the Premium version although I am not sure that matters.


  2. deadhippo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Fixed. The problem was Googlebot. I don't know why Google started indexing my searches suddenly but they did and I don't know why there were strange urls causing this problem but I suspect it was because I placed links to search results pages on the home page. My solution was to block google from indexing search results in the robots.txt file with:

    Disallow: /search/
    Disallow: /*?

    and to remove /search/ directory from the index in Google Webmaster Tools.

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