I wonder how many millions of webmasters have received these warnings from Google?
Google Search Console Team <email@example.com>
New Coverage issue detected for site https://www.domain.com/
Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt
The reality is, we don’t want to pee Google off, so the simple solution is to remove the offending block.
In our case, it was simple a matter of removing this line from our robots.txt file
- Disallow: /wp-admin
YOAST (excellent) says… we don’t block our /wp-admin/ folder. WordPress has a robots meta x-http header on the admin pages that prevents search engines from displaying them in search results. Source: Yoast
How to edit robots.txt file?
Again, YOAST to the rescue.. How to edit robots.txt through Yoast SEO?
Alternately, disregard the warnings!
If you’re a WordPress owner, upload this ROBOTS.TXT file to public_html
It effectively blocks all bots from sensitive WordPress files and folders
Google Email Warning
New issue detected on https://www.domain.com/
To owner of https://www.domain.com,
Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 new issue of type Coverage.
Top warnings (5 maximum)
Warnings are suggestions for improvement. Some warnings can enhance your appearance on Search; some warnings can become errors in the future. The following warnings were found on your site:
• Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt
We recommend that you find out more about these issues and fix them when possible to enable your site to have the best possible experience and coverage in Google Search.
Fix Coverage issues
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