June 20, 2014
Hello: I was wondering if you could just check and see if any of my settings may be interfering with search results. My rankings are dropping pretty badly and not sure what is up. I removed one of the default robots.txt wp-includes due to to many files blocked according to google. Not sure if google even has there own figured out yet. I was always on the google local maps which was on page one for “personal trainer las vegas” and “kickboxing las vegas but no longer”. All my sites were mobile long before the april 21 date.
any input appreciated thanks,
June 20, 2014
Steve Mortiboy said
I checked your site and don’t see anything wrong. I would recommend you remove Disallow: /wp-admin/ from your robots.txt file but that wouldn’t have an effect on your rankings. I recommend you check Google Webmaster Tools to see if you have any messages or manual actions from Google.
Thanks Steve: The one that is there is auto generated and included disallow wp-includes.
I am never quite sure on the robots.txt.
Is there a best practice? I see some have sitemap included in theres. Does all in one automatically allow it?
Doesn’t the sitemap get automatically included without adding?
Not this this is the only factor but i have seen some high ranking sites with:
User-agent: * Disallow: /wp-admin/ Sitemap: http://www.user.com/sitemap.xml
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