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How to remove search page from wordpress (8 posts)

  1. nghtshd88
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google has a test page from my wordpress site indexed but it is not an actual page on my site nor is in the sitemap: http://www.paramountseo.net/?s=%20support-2

    It carries the template of "Home" it seems. How can I remove this since its not technically a page on the site?

  2. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using an SEO plugin or does your theme include that function? If so, they typically have options of what is indexed and what is not...so then set not to index search pages...

    If you are not using an SEO, then the most likely answer is that some other site with traffic has put that URL on their site and it is being indexed from there.

    Review Google Webmaster Tools.

  3. nghtshd88
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Swanson,

    The site is almost new and no one has indexed that link. The only SEO plugin is Googlesitemaps and that link was indexed before the pluigin was installed.

  4. nghtshd88
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My point is that the page doesn't exist techincally but somehow it does?

  5. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How long have you owned the domain? Perhaps it existed prior?

  6. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also, the ?s= means it's a search of the site.

    For example http://www.paramountseo.net/?s=services, which is why it's not a post or page.

  7. nghtshd88
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The domain was brand new and yes it is a search result of the site which is what I don't get. Why is a search result indexed? For it to be indexed it would have to be a page of some sort.. I went into google webmaster tools and removed the link. Hopefully that works.. but you have no other explanation?

  8. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Google knows how to index WordPress sites and all other dynamic sites. I have no further explanation other than a mix up of some sort...

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