url and robots.txt file

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  • #435410

    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.

    #435596

    timethief
    Member

    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”

    #435598

    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.

    #435603

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

    #435606

    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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