Google Indexation issue, not sure what to do

Num7

Active member
Hi,

I haven't used the Google Search Console in a while, and I noticed something today. My forum has tons of content that Google won't index. No idea why.

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I've re-submitted my sitemap. I've also updated my robot.txt file, here it is. I copied the one here on xenforo.com/community.

Code:
User-agent: PetalBot
User-agent: AspiegelBot
User-agent: AhrefsBot
User-agent: SemrushBot
User-agent: DotBot
User-agent: MauiBot
User-agent: MJ12bot
Disallow: /

User-agent: Amazonbot
Disallow: /threads/*/reply

User-agent: *
Disallow: /whats-new/
Disallow: /account/
Disallow: /attachments/
Disallow: /goto/
Disallow: /posts/
Disallow: /login/
Disallow: /search/
Disallow: /admin.php
Disallow: /cig-bin/
Allow: /

Sitemap: https://paranormalis.com/sitemap-1.xml

I did a couple of spot-checks with content I picked randomly on my site, and a ton of it can't be found on Google. So what the report says about these 39K pages is true. They're not indexed. So most of my site isn't indexed at all. That's not good.

Any help would be appreciated. What should I do?

Thanks!
 

Miri

Well-known member
In my opinion there is nothing you can do about it. Google decides what to do with your content.

edit: It is not possible to manipulate (optimize) the content in xenforo much for a next level of SEO
 
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Num7

Active member
Okay, that makes sense. Too bad nothing can be done about it. I'll wait and see.

Thank you, guys!
 

Alvin63

Active member
I have the same. It's annoying when your competitor's pages and posts come up with almost every related search. My indexed pages have been increasing though.
 
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