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[Resolved] Why all my pages and in-page links are nofollow?

  • I see <meta name="robots" content="index, nofollow" /> on all pages & posts except the homepage of my website at http://wwwery.com

    This happens why I choose “I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers” in the Privacy Settings.

    That line gets removed when I choose “I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors”. Why is it happening the reverse way?

    Somebody please help and suggest.

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  • Your site doesn’t load for me.

    Check your header.php file and see if that’s listed in there. I only see no-follows on links in my comments section which is as designed for that site.

    What? my site doesn’t load there??? Why? it’s loading fine here. I have checked my header. All’s normal. I don’t know how it happened, but when I disable search engine access in privacy settings all is fine. But once i enable “I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers,” my header shows <meta name="robots" content="index, nofollow" />

    My site should load fine. Please see if all’s crawlable for search engine and all is as it should be.

    It times out when I try and access it. Dunno why. Could be distance. It’s working now.

    But once i enable “I would like my site to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers,” my header shows <meta name="robots" content="index, nofollow" />

    That seems backwards.

    Right now I see this:
    <meta name="robots" content="index,follow,noodp,noydir" />

    What plugins are you running?

    So <meta name="robots" content="index,follow,noodp,noydir" /> means that it’s fine?

    Anyway. These are the plugins that i use at present: akismet, category-posts, delete-revision, digg-digg, expand-text, google-sitemap-generator, gregs-high-performance-seo, hyper-cache, intensedebate, nextgen-gallery, related-posts-by-category, si-contact-form, stats, syntaxhighlighter, tinymce-advanced, user-locker, user-switching, wp-no-category-base, wp-noexternallinks, wp-polls, wptouch-pro

    Please stay on the post. I will too. So that we can finish it quickly. Thanks.

    I don’t see that meta for robots on any site I’m running so … I’m really not sure.

    wp-noexternallinks would be MY guess as to why it’s happening, based on the documentation: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-noexternallinks/

    Hi, I just read this. http://www.theitechblog.com/1016/what-are-noodp-noydir-meta-tags-why-used-seo and it seems that the

    <meta name=”robots” content=”index,follow,noodp,noydir” />

    is for good. What do you say?

    I think they’re fine, but I don’t know why you’re getting them backwards, the way you are. I think THAT is caused by a plugin.

    Anyways, as long as it’s fine… I’m happy. Thanks for the support Ipstenu.

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