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http://chineselearnonline.com/

User-agent: *

Disallow: /feed/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-content/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php
Disallow: /wp-

Sitemap: http://chineselearnonline.com/sitemap.xml

I just changed to a new server. And my site started to not to appear in the top search results s before. I was wondering if the robots.txt above is blocking some of my WordPress content?

EDIT:

I changed the path from http://chineselearnonline.com/v4 to http://chineselearnonline.com/ also, not sure if this is the real problem and no robots.txt

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If you changed your site path, the urls previously indexed by search engines are no longer valid.

Google Webmaster Tools has a change of address tool: http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=83106

In general, you need to :

  1. setup 301 redirects for your old urls

  2. create a new sitemap

  3. be patient
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You will need redirects, as is pointed out, but as for robots.txt, you're missing the allow line in robots.txt:

User-agent: *
Allow: /

Disallow: /feed/
Disallow: /trackback/
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-content/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /xmlrpc.php

And this line makes no sense Disallow: /wp- , so delete it.

  • There's no harm in adding Allow: /, but this statement is implied (everything is allowed by default except what is specifically excluded). – k3davis Nov 1 '12 at 11:54

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