My blog says page not found when viewed through google?

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  • #1404494

    dkebede
    Member

    Hi my blog is fine when viewed normally, but not through google. Why?

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

    #1404598

    dkebede
    Member

    google search sorry

    #1404603

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    By looking at a couple of cached versions of your posts on Google, It looks like you have changed themes, and I wonder if you edited the dates on them?

    If so, then you need to realize that dates are part of the link to each post and if you alter the date on a post, then the link will change.

    #1404605

    dkebede
    Member

    No its not that. It was like that before I changed themes.

    kebbysankara.wordpress.com/author/kebbysankara/‎

    is the link. It appears number 4 in google

    #1404608

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, that doesn’t explain why this Google entry returns a 404 not found:

    kebbysankara | kebbysankara
    kebbysankara.wordpress.com/author/kebbysankara/‎
    Read all of the posts by kebbysankara on kebbysankara.

    (again the cached version is wearing yet another theme—not that changing themes should not cause a problem)

    I can’t explain that one. Let’s hope another volunteer, or staff, will have some insight. (the modlook tag will alert staff, so if you subscribe to this topic you’ll be notified of responses)

    #1404610

    dkebede
    Member

    I have a strong feeling it’s something to do with someone manipulating SEO….

    (I know you are reading this, it was on there for 20 seconds man)

    #1404611

    auxclass
    Member

    it looks like you have two different Authors, did you change author names or user names?

    http://kebbysankara.wordpress.com/author/kebbysankara/ – not found
    http://kebbysankara.wordpress.com/author/kebsankara/ – found

    #1404612

    dkebede
    Member

    I set up kebsankara, but didn’t touch the kebby one

    #1404619

    dkebede
    Member

    basically I hit reblog instead of follow on someone elses blog, I immediately removed the reblog… This showed up on page what ever of googles ommitted results. I think someone has reported it as abusive or something like that. Or someone is manipulating SEO.

    #1404625

    auxclass
    Member

    Somehow Google has picked up that the author kebbysankara/ is on your blog and the spelling is close enough to kebsankara/ that both are being displayed in search results

    Not sure what advice to give as we can’t do page level redirects here

    #1404628

    dkebede
    Member

    It is my blog…. Does that mean its been hacked or something?

    #1404632

    dkebede
    Member

    can you just shut down the kebby one and keep the other?

    #1404635

    auxclass
    Member

    The issue is that kebby is in the search engines – search engines can take 3 or 4 months to update their cache, so it takes some time for an entry to drop off the results

    You could have one Post with the kebby author and a note to click on the link to go to the correct author – then have a link to the other author name – that would get rid of the not found error

    #1404637

    dkebede
    Member

    I only need one blog, I set up the keb one to replace the kebby one….

    So would it be possible to close the kebby one, and keep the keb one, and unpublish this conversation?

    #1404638

    dkebede
    Member

    actually keep the kebby one, just un publish this conversation please.

    #1404639

    dkebede
    Member

    and work out why its not working…

    #1404641

    auxclass
    Member

    I doubt your site has been “hacked” the only “hacked” sites I have seen here in 4 years have been when someone got a password

    these threads are forever unless there is a life / safety issue – personal info such as phone numbers and such will be removed

    I will flag this for the staff – they can look at the history of the authors on your site and probably give the reason the extra author is showing up – I can’t see any of your blog history

    #1404691

    dkebede
    Member

    is that normal being unable to view blog history?

    I’d really like this thread un published

    #1404697

    auxclass
    Member

    You can look at your Posts and Pages – go to the Pages / Posts section of your Dashboard – look at the Posts and Pages – should show who wrote them

    #1404701

    dkebede
    Member

    ah I see – thanks.

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