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  1. I am a complete rookie so please bear with me if some of my questions are a bit obvious. Is the robots.txt file through wordpress normal or dynamic? I ask because google webmaster tools is showing that my url is restricted by robots.txt. I am not exactly sure why this is as I definitely want my site to be able to be indexed.

    Do you know why this is happening or what I can do to fix it? I am at a loss on what to do....

    Please help!

    The blog I need help with is ashleydoniellemurray.wordpress.com.

  2. Please check your Privacy settings and make sure they are set up correctly.
    Settings->Privacy

    Privacy Settings
    Blog Visibility

    Select the first choice:
    ___ I would like my blog to be visible to everyone, including search engines (like Google, Bing, Technorati) and archivers

    Then click "Save Changes"

  3. Your blogs robots.txt (linked to your profile) shows that it allows search engines to view your blog.

    I assume you updated your privacy settings as timethief has given.

  4. Hmmm....I had the settings this way before though....could there be something else that is causing this?

  5. What is google saying is that is restricted?

    As wordpress.com blocks access anything with:

    /next/

    /activate/

    /signup/

    /related-tags.php

    Otherwise go to webmaster dashboard --> crawler access and at the bottom click test.

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