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    I just launched a new 3D cart store earlier this week and am having a few strange errors show up in my Google Webmaster tools.

    #1- Crawl Errors- Restricted by robots.txt
    Google's Explanation: http://www.pipeanddrapeonline.com/view_cart.asp

    Is this an actual error? Don't I want this to be restricted?

    #2- SiteMap Error - 35 URLs Entered, 1 URL Indexed
    Google's Explanation: URLs not followed -- When we tested a sample of URLs from your Sitemap, we found that some URLs redirect to other locations. We recommend that your Sitemap contain URLs that point to the final destination (the redirect target) instead of redirecting to another URL. HTTP Error: 301
    URL: http://pipeanddrapeonline.com/Drape-Packages_c_1.html
    Problem detected on: Mar 4, 2011


    What is this? I didn't think I had any 301 redirects in my site! At least, none that I've set up.

    #3 - Indexing - 3 Pages Being Indexed That I Don't Think I Want Indexed
    Pipe And Drape Online | Put me on the waiting list
    http://www.pipeanddrapeonline.com/re....asp?itemid=10


    When I do a search on Google (site: pipeanddrapeonline.com) there are three indexed pages that are "Put Me On The Waiting List".

    This site is only about a week old, so I'm not sure if this is normal or not...any ideas?

    Thanks!
    James

  • #2
    Hello,
    Yes, #1, we block view_cart.asp via robots.txt from Google, so it won't index it (that page has no information for Google anyway as its only visible once you add items to the cart)

    #2 - For some reason you have http://pipeanddrapeonline.com/Drape-Packages_c_1.html on your sitemap, it should be http://www.pipeanddrapeonline.com/Dr...kages_c_1.html (Notice the www.) the software will automatically do 301 redirects for you if you go to http://pipeanddrapeonline.com/Drape-Packages_c_1.html -> http://www.pipeanddrapeonline.com/Dr...kages_c_1.html, which is what Google is reporting. My best bet is that the sitemap you provided has the url(s) without www.

    #3 - Currently that page "recommendafriend.asp" is not on the robots.txt, if you like to, you can add it, to prevent Google from indexing it. You can do so from:

    Settings->General->Store modules, Under SEO Tools, Edit Robots.txt File.
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    Gonzalo Gil
    3dCart Support
    800-828-6650 x111

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    • #3
      Thanks Gonzalo! I'll check out the www. portion of the sitemap. I'm not sure what I did, I think I specified that the URL drop the www portion but when I generate the sitemap it seems to include it (or in Google Webmaster tools I told them it didn't have www and it does). Thanks again!

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      • #4
        Hi all,

        I'm still having a problem with "Put Me On The Waiting List" pages being indexed. I looked up my indexed pages on Google (site:url.com) and it came up with a TON of indexed waiting list/recommend a friend pages (see attached screen shot for an example).

        What do I need to add to the robots .txt file to stop this?

        Thanks in advance!
        James
        Attached Files

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        • #5
          Add this to your robots.txt file

          Disallow: /recommendafriend.asp
          Disallow: /notify.asp
          Disallow: /review.asp
          .
          Clayton
          Go Live Industries

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          • #6
            Thanks GoLive! Once again, your help is much appreciated! I have updated our robots.txt with the disallows that you mentioned.

            Have a great day!
            James

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GonzaloGil View Post
              Hello,
              Yes, #1, we block view_cart.asp via robots.txt from Google, so it won't index it (that page has no information for Google anyway as its only visible once you add items to the cart)

              #2 - For some reason you have http://pipeanddrapeonline.com/Drape-Packages_c_1.html on your sitemap, it should be Complete Pipe And Drape Backdrop Packages With Everything You Need (Notice the www.) the software will automatically do 301 redirects for you if you go to http://pipeanddrapeonline.com/Drape-Packages_c_1.html -> Complete Pipe And Drape Backdrop Packages With Everything You Need, which is what Google is reporting. My best bet is that the sitemap you provided has the url(s) without www.

              #3 - Currently that page "recommendafriend.asp" is not on the robots.txt, if you like to, you can add it, to prevent Google from indexing it. You can do so from:

              Settings->General->Store modules, Under SEO Tools, Edit Robots.txt File.
              That happened to us. Google does not accept us without the www subdomain. After fixing it with the www problem, the sitemap went smooth from there.

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              • #8
                pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-1.​htm​l

                hello

                i am getting Duplicate title tags on all my products by price how do i block google from them them or how do i fix this?


                also why do we block mobile "Disallow: /mobile/"

                Thank You
                harley-davidson-gear.com


                Duplicate title tags

                $0 - $24.99
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-1.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-4.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-5.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-6.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-7.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​1-1​-9.​htm​l

                $50 - $99.99
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​3-1​-1.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​3-1​-4.​htm​l

                25 - $49.99
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​2-1​-1.​htm​l
                /pr​odu​cts​_by​pri​ce_​2-1​-3.​htm​l

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                • #9
                  Same with us...
                  I'm getting duplicate title tags and meta descriptions anywhere there are multiple pages (by price, by manufacturer, and categories)

                  * Military Ballistic Nylon Straps | NATO | Diver | Police
                  /Ballistic-Nylon-Watch-Straps
                  /Ballistic-Nylon_c_42-2.html
                  /Ballistic-Nylon_c_42-3-0.html
                  /Ballistic-Nylon_c_42-3.html


                  * Speidel Watch Bands | 50% Discount on Leather, Metal & Twist-O-Flex Bands
                  /Speidel-Discount-Watch-Bands_c_107-2.html
                  /Speidel-Discount-Watch-Bands_c_107-3.html
                  /Speidel-Discount-Watch-Bands_c_107-4.html
                  /speidel-discount-watch-bands

                  etc.

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                  • #10
                    Tools Errors

                    Hi,

                    Canonical URLS are the way to prevent it. If your products are showing as duplicate, either you have an old version of 3dcart, or you have URLS that are cached from before you set up SEO urls, and google hasn't had a chance to clear out it's old urls for your site http://imagicon.info/cat/5-6/vbulletin-rolleyes.gif

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