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    How to not get blocked/banned by google when using an autoblog plugin?

    I have hear that you need to add to your robots.txt something like

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-content/cache/
    Disallow: /wp-content/themes/
    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/
    Disallow: /wp-login.php

    But i did that and now, no more of my posts are getting indexed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imediazone View Post
    I have hear that you need to add to your robots.txt something like

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-content/cache/
    Disallow: /wp-content/themes/
    Disallow: /wp-content/plugins/
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/
    Disallow: /wp-login.php

    But i did that and now, no more of my posts are getting indexed.
    What that does is tell Google (or any search bot) not to look at any files that are in any of those folders. I'm not all that familiar with Wordpress, but I'm guessing that at least some important files will be included in those folders, so if you're telling Googlebot not to look at them then it's no wonder that it has dropped you from its listing.

    As a general rule, it's very rare that you need to disallow anything in robots.txt. First, because most of the time it's in your interest to allow search engine spiders to wander all over your site, going wherever they please, looking at everything - second, because it's absolutely useless as a security measure; if you're doing it to prevent bots from accessing secure or hidden areas of your site then forget it, they don't have to obey robots.txt, and as soon as you tell them not to go there, any malicious bot will go there straight away!

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    If you are going to duplicate content by stealing others content via a auto-blogging plugin, you will probably get banned eventually.

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    When you use this tool you are automatically get blocked by Google...So do not try to copy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pankaj11 View Post
    When you use this tool you are automatically get blocked by Google...So do not try to copy...
    Care to explain why so many sites that use this do not get automatically blocked?

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    hey,
    Its just a matter of time when google will find out that you are using autoblog plugin. The sooner it finds out the sooner you will get banned.


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