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Links to root domain from search engines don't work, but direct links and links from other referrers do

I've got a really odd situation with a wordpress website I manage - when I directly type the domain into my browser, the site comes up just fine - similarly, when I click a link to my site from ...
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Completely remove custom post type permalinks (“One Page” website)

I created a one page style website that I converted to WordPress. The website include a blog, but I'm not using the usual WordPress way to display the post as I'm using a modal window appearing on ...
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How to block access to Crawlers to any Image on a Private page

We found out that a reverse image search on google images was able to link to a set of images that are on Private Pages. Is there a plugin that can fully protect these images? if not what coding ...
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Want to creat a search for my wordpress theme [closed]

im new in wordpress , i've made my first theme and i need your help guys , i want to creat a search for my theme this is my search form : searchform.php <div class="search-home"> <form ...
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Hiding Custom Post Type from Google?

I have a plugin that uses custom post type for holding content that I pull via a shortcode elsewhere. However on a new site I noticed one of the posts in the CPT started showing up in the google ...
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2 Domains, Same Content, Different Titles?

Hi just wondering if this is at all possible for example: You can access through A.com or B.com but the titles of the page change accordingly, so if you were on home on A.com the title and google ...
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Group search results by category

For a client I need to group results on the search results page by category. In this case it would not be posts, but pages that have inherited categories form posts with the Add Tags And Category To ...
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How to block search engines indexing certain AJAX actions

I have a shopping cart which uses AJAX to add/remove items to the cart from an <a> styled as a button which links to an action like /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=shopping_cart&id=16&...
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Search engine for themes [closed]

I'm looking for a good search engine for WordPress theme. Do you know one? I know Themeforest but we can not add filters to our search... I don't know if my question respect your qualities but I don'...
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Does htaccess password keep search engines out?

I had a mishap when a site on my staging server was picked up by Google. I want to devise a foolproof but simple strategy to prevent this from happening again. Would password protecting the entire ...
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Deprecating Wordpress URL from Google, promoting custom domain [closed]

I'm hosting a simple set of information pages at mysite.wordpress.com (anonymized for simplicity). I've purchased a domain -- www.mysite.com -- and have made it my primary domain for mysite.wordpress....
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Check if Website is hidden from Search Engines?

Any idea how to check if the website is hidden from search engines? The reason is I want to show a big red banner at the top of the homepage when this option is checked because I always forget that ...
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Wordpress Schema.org Markup. What value does it add?

I've been adding all the "recommended" schema.org markup to my sites for awhile now. Most of the schema markup adds value to google searches. There's other markup though that I've been using and I'm ...
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Filter post_type thumbnail in Search result

it's my first question on Stack network so let me know if something wrong in the use of this. I have a theme with these pieces of code: /** * Get the Featured image URL of a post * @global object $...
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No exposure on search engines

I have a blog but it doesn't show on any search engine. Why can't my wordpress blog be seen but I am always publishing.
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Make one page inaccessible to search engine spiders

To prevent spiders from accessing a page one can just add within tags. Is there a way in WordPress to achieve this, for one page in particular, through some plugin or even from the native dashboard?
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Edit search results in order to advertise

I want to add a banner for some specific keywords that is searched. For example: http://gold-prediction.com/?s=gold . If someone searched for gold, on side of "Search Results for: gold" I want to add ...
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Search Results Customization

There is anyway that I can customize my search results? I mean, per example, I have a financial webpage I want to show all the results that includes the word "aapl" and "apple" if someone is searching ...
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Does is_user_logged_in() block search bots?

I want to use is_user_logged_in() in my home page so users that are not logged in see a sign up page. I want to know if this function blocks search engine bots from crawling the content inside ...
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Search engine not working

How to display results with title and summary description in landing page of search engine and make it as pagination? If the user type the word "loan", all pages that have a loan word will display ...
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Make the title and […] clickable in result search

I have search engine in my site. But when I try to search something, like "loan", the title is not clickable and the other contents are not displaying How to display the content and the title make as ...
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Possible to hide the search engine indexing disabled prompt/error message?

In Wordpress Settings >> Reading (../wp-admin/options-reading.php) there is an option called "Discourage Search Engines from Indexing This Site". If you check this, a notification error message will ...
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What shortcode should I use for <gcse:searchresults-only></gcse:searchresults-only>

I have the same issue as the question posted here : Is there a way to stop WP editor deleting <gcse:searchbox-only></gcse:searchbox-only> I have created a custom-function.php file where ...
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How to re-enable being found by Google

A long time ago when I installed WordPress I enabled the (no robots) or something like it, anyhow Google doesn't show additional details when searching for my site. How do I reverse this? EDIT: My ...
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How to use a custom field for search engine optimization

My posts (not custom) have a custom field - this has very important information. Can I use this information to submit to search engines. Note: This is something like a product site and has many ...
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Noindex, nofollow stuck on homepage

Recently my hosting automatically upgraded our Wordpress version. Due to custom plugin conflicts, we requested them to restore it to the previous version. Our homepage now contains the code "meta ...
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Problem with Search Results in WP (not displaying the full posts)

In this momment, in search results appear the post but without categories (I think are hidden) and with the links from posts broken. I have a piece of code in this theme that i think is responsible ...
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Make Google index the entire post if it is separated into several pages

While this is a question, it is as well a serious warning to publishers that separate their posts using <!--nextpage-->. Bare with me. I run a highly trafficked multiple author platform that ...
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How to publish page that can't be detected by search engines?

I like to publish drafts in my 'Uncategorized' category. This category is not linked anywhere on my site. It's great for allowing contributors to an article to read the draft before it is made ...
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Unexpanded shortcodes in search engine results

I have some shortcodes on pages e.g. [fb_like] [twg_gpo_button] [ratings]. If I visit page they expand correctly but on search engine results page, they do not expand on some pages. I have installed ...
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Redirecting to new URL structure and 301

I had links like example.com/?location=boston on my site. These were indexed by Google. Due to obvious SEO reasons, I had to change the URL structure to example.com/deals/boston. The old URLs are ...
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Are private posts visible to search engines?

I want to display a list of posts (deals) on homepage (and having a link to original deal on deal provider's site) but I don't want individual posts to be accessible by anyone even search engines. Is ...
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Simple way to search custom-post types only

I'm just trying to find a way to narrow my current search bar so that it only searches within my 'events' custom post-type. I do not want the search to index any other post type, only 'events'. Here'...
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Yoast SEO creates sitemaps with a dash '-' but I can't get Bing to accept them [closed]

I've submitted my sitemaps to Google, Ask, and yahoo with no problems but when I try to submit to Bing on 3 different computers PC and Macs Bing rejects without any warning all sitemaps with a dash. ...
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What makes WP so SEO friendly?

I keep hearing that Wordpress is the best SEO solution, better than most static websites because of multiple reasons. I then go on to hear contradicting information elsewhere. So: Is Wordpress ...
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Making a particular kind of search engine with Wordpress?

I would appreciate if I get to know details and how-to make a particular type of search engine with Wordpress,where users can submit/showcase their product and submit their listings of products.It ...
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How to make ajax content indexable by search engines?

What's the best practice for exposing ajax delivered content within WordPress to ensure that it's indexable by Google, etc.? I've got a site where I am using the jQuery tabs control to display ...
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How do I change the web site summary in search results?

I have a web site that I am working on, hendersonvillecameraclub.org. When I use Google to search for the site using 'hendersonville camera club' as the search terms my site is the 6th result. Below ...
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Display title for search engine visitors

I read somewhere*) that there's some q part inside the wp_query object, that identifies search engine visitors and shows the keywords they searched for. I'm currently developing local, so i can't ...
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Permalinks set to /%postname%/ but still have links being indexed in the form ?p=x

I have a site that has pages being indexed in Google in the form... site.com/?p=1 site.com/?category_name=uncategorized site.com/?author=1 site.com/?m=201103 And since the permalinks of the site ...
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How to improve WordPress search

I heard many times, that WordpPess's search doesn't work good. Are there any other search engines available for wordpress? I know about sphynx, seems its a good one, but available plugins are out of ...
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What is a good robots.txt?

What is the "best" setup for robots.txt? I'm using the following permalink structure /%category%/%postname%/. My robots.txt currently looks like this (copied from somewhere a long time ago): User-...
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Preventing Search Engines Indexing Pages 2, 3 and More?

Do you know how to prevent indexing of pages past the home page in WP? I mean I don't want mysite.com/page/2, mysite.com/page/3 to be indexed. This is because I use home.php for my theme, so that ...