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    Google Penalty From Wordpress Unattached Image Pages & URL Parameters?


    Hi,

    This is my first post here. I've wasted a few weeks trying to solve this
    SEO problem. My understanding of URL parameters is limited. So please
    be patient with me. Hopefully an expert here knows the answer.

    The more pages we publish, the less traffic we get. I suspect this is due
    to Wordpress unattached image pages since almost all our pages had
    one unattached image.

    So here is how we tried to solve the problem…

    1. We manually attached ~5000/10,348 images.

    2. In Yoast SEO, we selected Redirect attachment URL's to parent post URL.

    3. We tried to get the above Yoast change indexed by changing Webmaster
    URL parameters for attachment_id from No URL to Every URL.

    But none of those methods helped. So how can we get the redirected attachments
    indexed? (And how can we get our former Transposh language pages unindexed?)

    Our site is: http://www.comparingvitamins.com/ Here are the relevant facts...

    1. Wordpress:

    1A. Published pages 6249

    1B. Unattached images 5348

    2. Google Webmaster:

    2A. Index Status 15,584

    2B. Sitemap: Pages submitted 6250, pages indexed 6113

    2C. URL Parameters:

    2C1. attachment_id 10,129, Crawl changed from No URLs to Every URL a few days ago.

    2C2. lang = 2633, Crawl No URLs

    2C3. no_redirect 977, Crawl No URLs

    2D. Robots.txt Tester

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/
    Disallow: /af/
    Disallow: /ar/
    Disallow: /az/
    (etc.)
    Disallow: ?lang=af
    Disallow: ?lang=ar
    Disallow: ?lang=az
    (etc.)

    Do you know how to solve this problem?

    Thank you,

    Greg
    Last edited by Goodnews11; Jul 21st, 2014 at 05:35 PM.

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