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Old Sep 30, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Wimbledon
 
320 posts · Apr 2009
[VA & AZ], USA
Hello,

I implement Lijit Search on all my sites, as I really like the control it gives me over the search box and the detailed analytics.

I recently received a message from Lijit support (whom are great people, btw) stating this:

Quote:
It looks like you currently have a setting prohibiting crawlers from indexing your content. In order for us to get you properly crawled, you will need to edit the robots.txt file on your site and remove the following line:

Disallow: /

Until then, we won’t be able to index anything.
I have noticed that my Atahualpa sites were having some problems with content being indexed into my search engine, and according to Lijit, this is the problem.

I googled to learn more about the "Disallow" and want to know --- should I Disallow certain folders or can I just delete this line?

I am still relatively new to understanding the code and want to be sure that I know what I'm doing so I don't negatively impact how Google search crawlers see the site, etc.

Anyone else using Lijit?
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Old Oct 1, 2009, 04:25 AM
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22,186 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
Atahualpa doesn't have a robot.txt, but you might have set one up with WP. See this article about Search Engine Optimization for WordPress.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Search_En...t_Optimization

At the bottom is a section on Robots.txt Optimization
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 08:24 PM
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Wimbledon
 
320 posts · Apr 2009
[VA & AZ], USA
Thanks for the helpful link.

What I realized now is that the robots.txt file is from the MyBB forum installation I paired with Atahualpa for this particular site.

Sorry for thinking this was an Atahualpa question...

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