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Blocking search bots, having broken links, using AJAX, having duplicate content and staying blacklisted for too long are some of the ways a business can mistakenly lower their rank in search engines.

How to make sure you’re not blocking search bots in WordPress.

  1. Login to WordPress
  2. On the left sidebar there are some menu items
  3. Find and click on “Settings”
  4. On the Settings page find “Search Engine Visibility”
  5. Make sure it is NOT checked

Website tools:

Note: AJAX is ok if it’s loading a list of truncated articles that point to full articles.

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Published: updated on 07/05/2017.
About Neal Chester

Neal Chester is a web designer, teacher, writer, and marketing consultant. He places emphasis on user experience and conversions. Visit his website and connect with him on Linkedin.