Information for webcrawlers

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  • #24688

    motoblogster
    Member

    I’ve recently opened a blog in wordpress https://motoblogster.wordpress.com/ and it’s indexed by gooble but there is no information about the blog in the google index.
    I’ve checked the blog with seekport http://www.seekport.co.uk/seekbot/seekbot.cgi?q=http%3A%2F%2Fmotoblogster.wordpress.com%2F&submit=check+site and there is no site description, keywords or language in html meta tags.
    So the question is how to fill this information in wordpress?
    Thanx

    #25096

    podz
    Member

    Your blog is too new to be in Google.
    They take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to put new sites into their results and there is nothing that can be done about that – they make their rules.

    #25097

    raincoaster
    Member

    I know this isn’t a WordPress question, but you’ll know and I haven’t a clue: How is it that a google cache of a blog goes poof? There was a blog on Typepad that was taken down for TOS violations, but you could still see what had been said there via Google Cache. I just went back to Google for the cache and it appears that there’s no record of it at all. I thought once posted, always cached.

    #25099

    podz
    Member

    You can request Google to remove a cache – I’ve done that before.
    They usually require a change to code on the site to prove ownership and then they clear their cache. Even so, Google is only 1 search engine and there are many.

    If it’s on the net, it’s always on the net.
    Privacy does not exist on the net (go ask AOL)

    #25102

    raincoaster
    Member

    Thanks. Typepad (or the cops) have obviously asked for it to be wiped. It’s not at Archive.org either.

    #25121

    swallick
    Member

    Does this belong in the CSS customization thread?

    #25122

    timethief
    Member

    No scott but then again every css customization thread ends up on the support forum so there is continual overlapping. Newbie’s don’t often see the different forum boxes at the bottom of the forum and we lack the kind of division available on wordpress.org. In fact when I suggested that kind of separation on the first day of css customization I was whacked. The basis for the whacking was probably sound because we are meant to learn, share and grow here.

    Aynway we out here do not have the capacity to move threads or to close them. It’s untidy but I think it’s just a grin and bear it situation. And for those of us who do know our way around we can jsut choose to overlook the weird ones, right? ;)

    #25131

    andy
    Member

    Moved to Support. Please, moderators, do this if you can.

    #25134

    motoblogster
    Member

    This blog IS indexed by google (search motoblogster in google) but has no description (usually google takes it from meta tags). Can I fill this information in wordpress? please answer first post.

    Thanks

    #25170

    drmike
    Member

    Please, moderators, do this if you can

    20 times a day on average moved to the correct subforum around here. :)

    4 so far today and I’ve only been here 30 minutes.

    #25175

    timethief
    Member

    @drmike this is a bump
    WOAH! motoblogster still doesn’t have an answer.

    #25176

    drmike
    Member

    Podz answered it. The site has only been up for a week. That’s too soon for Google to spider it.

    As to the siteport link, you’ll note that even they put little weight on meta tags and a lot more on site content.

    #25219

    motoblogster
    Member

    Thx podz … Google has updated the blog information recently… Google information is shown faster in search engine if meta tags are used. If not… must wait.

    #25220

    drmike
    Member

    Google information is shown faster in search engine if meta tags are used.

    Um, no. Experience tells me that’s not true.

    #25221

    engtech
    Member

    Meta tags are useless, except for the ones that direct the web spiders on how to index your site.

    They are also sometimes used for validating that you are the owner of a site (ie: with Google Sitemaps)

    #25222

    drmike
    Member

    except for the ones that direct the web spiders on how to index your site

    And there are some spiders *cough* MSN *cough* A9 *cough* which ignore them anyway.

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