Google indexing problem

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Donethat
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Google indexing problem

Post by Donethat » Fri Oct 28, 2022 5:11 pm

Google is not indexing a lot of my pages, a new issue since migrating to J4.

The screen capture shows the error I'm getting on Google Console Image

"TEST ROBOTS.TXT BLOCKING"

Robot settings are 'Index, Follow'.

Any ideas?
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Re: Google indexing problem

Post by Webdongle » Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:03 am

http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: Google indexing problem

Post by Donethat » Mon Oct 31, 2022 9:52 am

Thank you for the link, I should have added that I had already tested a good number of the 'blocked' urls and they tested 'Allowed'.

So still a bit of a puzzle
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Re: Google indexing problem, Joomla 4

Post by Donethat » Mon Dec 05, 2022 5:24 pm

Ever since migrating to Joomla 4, from 3, the pages indexed have dropped by more than 50%. What is going on?

I have tried various plugins to resolve the problem with Canonical links but the results are much the same. Vaildating the Fix generally fails.
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