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    Robot.txt Googlebot Is Blocked From Home Page

    Hi,

    I recently redesigned my website and then i noticed that Googlebot was blocked on my home page.

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    Im guessing at that time when i transferred it over my old site, in WordPress i had a box checked for "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" So Google doesn't index the page while i was working on it.

    what steps should i take to resolve this issue, or should i give it sometime?

    Thanks for help



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    Re: Robot.txt Googlebot Is Blocked From Home Page

    You need to remove the following from your Robots.txt :

    Code:
    Disallow: /
    This plugin for Wordpress works well if you want to do it that way: WordPress › WP Robots Txt WordPress Plugins

    After that, "Fetch as Googlebot" in WMT and submit to index, if you want to speed things along.

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    Re: Robot.txt Googlebot Is Blocked From Home Page

    Thanks Broland.

    I removed the whole robot.txt file from my root directory and I "Fetch as Googlebot" But I checked this morning and its still blocking.

    Thanks for help!



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    Re: Robot.txt Googlebot Is Blocked From Home Page

    I just checked the site you had in the screenshot and it looks like the problem was fixed. I was looking at the gutter installation company's site.
    My rarely updated website (I should fix that) - https://www.ericrohrback.com
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