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Community,

I found in my tag the following piece of code.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow">

As far as I'm aware this will make sure that robots don't crawl my website, but I want them to crawl my website, how can I change this?

Kind Regards

  • Robots do crawl your site because they follow links (follow), but they don't index it (noindex). – Max Yudin Dec 8 '17 at 13:40
  • Oh oke, thanks for clearing that. Now I need to find how to make sure they index it to. Otherwise my website wont show up on google etc decently. – Arne De Belser Dec 8 '17 at 13:45
  • Check both Settings → Reading and SEO plugin settings, if you use one. – Max Yudin Dec 8 '17 at 14:16
  • As for the reading pane, I think I got that covered. look at this: i.gyazo.com/144295a9620ccff3675c218f5b433cad.png but regarding plugin, I use yoast seo, maybe I have to check that – Arne De Belser Dec 8 '17 at 14:22
  • Keep in mind that Yoast's robots settings can come out to be on the per-post basis. – Max Yudin Dec 8 '17 at 14:33
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The actual name depends on your locale but it's under settings => reading and should be called something like "prevent search engines from indexing my site".

  • Yes, I know that. You're referring to this option? i.gyazo.com/144295a9620ccff3675c218f5b433cad.png Sorry it's in Dutch. The reason is, that was already "off", so that's why I don't really know where that line of code is coming from. – Arne De Belser Dec 8 '17 at 13:38
  • Yes, that's what I was talking about. I'd a) check whether it's hardcoded in the theme's header.php, b) search the theme's functions.php and c) look at any plugin that does SEO-related stuff. – janh Dec 8 '17 at 14:09
  • Alright, I'll give it a go – Arne De Belser Dec 8 '17 at 14:22
  • Yes, if your sitewide setting is to allow robots, then it's either a plugin or a theme that's adding this code. – WebElaine Dec 8 '17 at 17:00

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