Support » Plugin: Relevanssi - A Better Search » Strange Common Queries in Admin

  • Resolved bjrnet21

    (@bjrnet21)


    Love your search engine. Seems to work well on my site, however, in admin under “User Searches”, I am getting some strange Common Queries results. Such as:

    xyz/feed/rss2/e/page/s/feed/u

    See image: https://static.bjrnet.com/temp/CommonQueriesTest.jpg

    I am allowing searching on a specific post type as follows:
    [searchform post_types=”tdih_event”] <– History Database plugin

    I am using:
    WordPress 5.3 running Twenty Fourteen – Child Theme.

    Any ideas ???

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

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  • Plugin Author Mikko Saari

    (@msaari)

    Those are likely bots trolling for urls like http://www.example.com/search/xyz/feed/rss2/e/page/s/feed/u. Not actual searches.

    If they are a major problem, then the solution is to figure out from server access logs which bots are doing it and then blocking those bots from accessing your site.

    bjrnet21

    (@bjrnet21)

    First thing I did do is add a few of the words to the STOP list. Such as xyz, feed, rss, page, etc. I don’t think people will be searching for those words on my site.

    Thanks for input.

    bjrnet21

    (@bjrnet21)

    I looked up a few of the IPs associated with these are most (99%) are from Google. Hmmmmm…

    I don’t think I want to block Google.

    Plugin Author Mikko Saari

    (@msaari)

    Google follows the robots.txt instructions, so you can add a block in the robots.txt file that will stop Google from indexing anything under /search.

    bjrnet21

    (@bjrnet21)

    Ahhh…. OK, I will give that a try.

    Thank you for your help.

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