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Silly SEO Mistakes Leading To Big Disasters

Silly SEO Mistakes Leading To Big Disasters

There are number of instances when people can be seen bothering about their website not getting indexed in search engines. No matter how much they try, despite every effort taken, the websites and its pages simply fail to get indexed. It may be due to the lack of knowledge or due to insufficient tools, webmasters are not able to identify the actual problem at the first go, hence building to frustration and a few incorrect moves.


First of all, once you have created your web site and hosted at a web hosting UK server, it is important that you get it verified in the Google Webmaster Tools wherein you are also required to build an XML sitemap and submit it to Google. Upon verification, you would be informed with the exact reason about is stopping your website to be indexed in Google. There may be numerous reasons to it, but one of the very common one’s is because Google bots and spiders are blocked in robots.txt which is actually responsible for grabbing the sitemap of a particular website.

Further, as a matter of fact, no webmaster would intentionally block the search engines from crawling the website in robots.txt.

So, in the first place you might not even know that your website is blocking search engines through robots.txt. You must take a closer look at this file, if you find anything similar to what is shown below, it confirms that there is a problem with the permissions of robots.txt.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /


<meta name=’robots’ content=’noindex,nofollow’ />

This concludes your hunt for the problem.

How to make a website Visible to search engines ?

Well the solution too simple than what you can least expect.

You are required to login to your WordPress Website as an admin. Then go to the Privacy Settings option. There you need to select the option that says “I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Sphere, Technorati) and archivers”. To avoid such instances, it important that you do not uncheck the option that says “Allow my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati.”

Once you have made the necessary changes to the settings in WordPress, you must resubmit it in Google Webmaster Tools for re-verification. Don’t be surprised to see that your website and its various are now indexed. If not, you would need to check in webmaster tools for the reason and dig deeper to resolve the issue.


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