Suddenly disappeared from Google 'blog search' results

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  • #1171698

    astrikis
    Member

    Hi all,

    My blog is at: andrewstrikis.wordpress.com

    I recently noticed that doing a regular Google search for key words contained in one of my blog post titles works just fine, but when I narrow the search down by using Google’s ‘Blogs’ filter, no results come up.

    For example, searching using the following string:

    brunch marmalade Hobart

    will bring my blog up as the number one result using a regular Google search.

    But when I click on the ‘Blogs’ button it returns nothing at all, even pages deep.

    I know that this search tool used to work fine up until a month or so ago but I can’t work out what could have changed to make this occur.

    The only significant change to my blog that I have made in that time is that I created a few extra categories and altered the layout of the blog so that categories are located across the top of the blog (rather than having just one massive blog and an ‘About’ page). Would this have anything to do with it?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Andrew.

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

    #1171941

    kardotim
    Member

    What ‘blogs’ button are you referring to? It might be that searching through their ‘blogs’ section is restricted to Blogger blogs only.

    #1171942

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s not, but you have to register for it separately. Do that, if you haven’t done it previously.

    And yes, Google recently changed the way they work so that they favour Blogger blogs and seriously downgraded WordPress blogs, alas.

    #1171944

    astrikis
    Member

    Thanks raincoaster, I didn’t realise that about Google and their preference for Blogger.

    When you say ‘register’ do you mean register with Google, or register with Blogger?

    #1171945

    raincoaster
    Member

    Register with Google Blogsearch: blogsearch.google.com if I’m not mistaken.

    #1171946

    astrikis
    Member

    Awesome. Thanks again!

    Andrew.

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