Google crawling WordPress

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  • #2118688

    goto125
    Member

    Hello, I wish to ask some things about WordPress. I have searched the forums, but my main problem is:

    I am not using the WordPress that is downloaded and used on my own servers. I am using WordPress’s servers, and my blog is a wordpress.com site. I hope I make sense, because this means I can’t use plugins, change the codes, and a lot of other things.

    I wanted a bit of privacy, so if you want my website, please send me an email. Sorry and thanks.

    My main question pertains to Google Webmaster Tools. I have been using Fetch as Google to submit my websites, and I faced no problems for a while.

    However, in late October, when I try submitting a URL, I see that it’s redirected from http to the https version. The Downloaded HTTP response is not the actual post either. Below is screenshot of what I got:
    http://i.imgur.com/untFyGZ.png

    Will this affect how Google crawls and caches my website? If so, how can I fix it?

    Minor questions:
    i) This one is more of a clarification. Let’s say I password-protect a post. What are the different ways its contents can be ‘leaked’ anyway? What if the post was public for a few days before it got password-protected?

    ii) If the My Stats page says a password-protected page was visited 2 times, does that mean the password was typed in 2 times? Or merely refers to the number of times the permalink was clicked, but not if the viewer could actually view its full contents? Is there a way for me to see how many people actually typed in the passwords?

    iii) Is it possible to customize the protected text? The Codex assumes that I use the downloaded WordPress, but I’m not.

    Thanks for any help that you give.

    #2118761

    goto125
    Member

    Erm. I’m using WordPress.com, not .org… i guess…?

    #2118762

    I’m sorry but we cannot provide accurate answers to any blogger who fails to provide the exact URL starting with http:// for the exact blog they refer to so we can verify exactly where it is hosted. Please do that now.

    #2118776

    goto125
    Member

    http://%5Bcensored%5D.wordpress.com/

    thistimethisspace, please check your blog for comments awaiting moderation. Sorry for the trouble.

    #2118779

    Do not ever submit a comment to a Volunteer`s site please, when it refers to a support issue on this forum. I mark any and every comment that is not on topic as spam.

    You received the correct answer from me in both threads you posted. Please post to WordPress.ORG support because your site runs on different software and we cannot help you here with your issues.

    #2118782

    goto1256
    Member

    I posted on wordpress.org and was directed here… what should I do?

    #2118783

    YIKES! I just fished this out of my blog comments. You say your site is http://aardwolfgoalguides.wordpress.com/ and that is a hosted by wordpress.com site. I`m sorry I said you ought to post to WordPress.ORG support. I confused this thread with another one.

    I am tagging this thread for Staff to respond to your questions above. Note that another Volunteer may respond first but I did not want them to fall between the cracks.

    #2119049

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    However, in late October, when I try submitting a URL, I see that it’s redirected from http to the https version. The Downloaded HTTP response is not the actual post either. Below is screenshot of what I got:
    http://i.imgur.com/untFyGZ.png
    Will this affect how Google crawls and caches my website? If so, how can I fix it?

    That shouldn’t make a difference for how Google crawls your website, but it’s hard to say for sure without knowing the URL for your site. In general, redirects like that will make sure that Google only crawls your site once (instead of once for the http version and once for the https version), which is better for your ranking in their search results.

    i) This one is more of a clarification. Let’s say I password-protect a post. What are the different ways its contents can be ‘leaked’ anyway? What if the post was public for a few days before it got password-protected?

    If a post was public before it was password-protected, it’s possible that the public post was cached by search engines or RSS feed readers, or saved by a regular visitor to the site. To avoid that, it’s best to password-protect posts and pages before publishing them the first time.

    ii) If the My Stats page says a password-protected page was visited 2 times, does that mean the password was typed in 2 times? Or merely refers to the number of times the permalink was clicked, but not if the viewer could actually view its full contents? Is there a way for me to see how many people actually typed in the passwords?

    The My Stats page counts views and visits to a password-protected page, even if the visitor didn’t type in the password to view the page’s contents. Currently, WordPress.com doesn’t have a way to count only the number of times a visitor typed in the password to view the contents.

    iii) Is it possible to customize the protected text? The Codex assumes that I use the downloaded WordPress, but I’m not.

    No, it isn’t possible to customize the text that appears when a post or page is password protected. (The Codex is specifically for self-hosted WordPress sites. You can find information specific to WordPress.com on the WordPress.com support site.)

    Please let me know if you have any other questions about that!

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