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Accidental Noindex And Robots Disallow!


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#1 diseo

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:56 AM

We had an interesting double whammy last week.

Whilst attempting to avoid some duplicate content it was decided to disallow the index.php in the robots.txt .

At the same time (within a couple of days) a new site template was uploaded which contained a noindex tag in the header.

After we had taken both offenders outside and shot them we have removed the offending tags.

That was a week ago and our home page is still not in the index.

Other pages on the site are still there, and we have had new news indexed.

We have resubmitted the sitemap and news sitemap. We have even added a geo sitemap.

Do you have any idea suggestions how we can get the homepage reindexed again and our site appearing for our key phrases again?

Any help gratefully received.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:33 AM

There's really nothing more you can do other than wait for the spiders to come back by again. Assuming both problems are corrected the index page should be put back in the index once they see you're not excluding it anymore.

#3 diseo

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:31 AM

QUOTE(Randy @ Feb 17 2009, 12:33 PM) View Post
There's really nothing more you can do other than wait for the spiders to come back by again. Assuming both problems are corrected the index page should be put back in the index once they see you're not excluding it anymore.


Thanks Randy. I suspected as much, it's just odd having new content spidered while the homepage still isn't indexed.



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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:32 AM

We got our positions back!

We took out the noindex (or "Im an idiot link's") on 11th so it took about 7 days.

Or perhaps Graham Oogle is a regular on the forum and took pity on us!

Thnaks for your responses.




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