I'm Puzzled - Need An Answer?

by Duncan
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Google has classified my site as a directory. That is not my intention, or am I wrong. I am an Amazon Affiliate. What does this mean? I am very confused about this, never seen it before.
#answer #puzzled
  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

    Google has classified my site as a directory. That is not my intention, or am I wrong. I am an Amazon Affiliate. What does this mean? I am very confused about this, never seen it before.
    Me too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duncan
    I discoverd the problem and fixed it. The robots txt. was the problem.

    I was blocking tag links, these tag links are seen by Google a duplicate content. I was using Disallow in front of the of the link. Wrong: It must be Allow!

    It is funky, and really illogical to me=

    Here is the way to use it.

    Disallow = spider it
    Allow = Don't Spider it

    After correcting my Robots txt file I tested the new file in Webmaster Tools. The return of the test was 200, allowed, and it remove this line "Detected as a directory; specific files may have different restrictions".

    So, by changing from Disallow to Allow I have removed a bunch of duplicate content from my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Icematikx
    Your website is a directory. It has folders and files.
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    Just got back from a #BrightonSEO. I was given room 404 in the hotel I stayed at. Couldn’t find it anywhere!

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