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WPMU Install: How Does The Search Engine Submission Work? (3 posts)

  1. revlimiter
    Posted 14 years ago #

    OK, so I have installed WPMU and I would love to know the following:

    When a new blog is being created, and you scroll down to the bottom of the page, it says:

    I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati, and in public listings around this site."

    How exactly is WPMU submitting these new blogs and how does it do it automatically? I noticed on Google's Add URL page it has a captcha box on the bottom:
    That's why I am curious - how could a bot bypass that?
    And any idea how it submits to Technorati and "in public listings around this site"?

    Because I am seeing these WPMU blogs getting some traffic from the SERPS and would like to know more on how it is done.

  2. dsader
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Wordpress creates the robots.txt, see do_robots(), on the fly to allow or disallow searches from google bots etc.

    Sites that are pinged are explained here: Wordpress will ping each time a "public" blog is updated.

    "Public listings around this site" would depend on what lists you've added to your template. Basically if you don't code a list of blogs to appear in a template, there isn't one. The home.php in the home template does have an example of how to list recently updated blogs. You can build a list of blogs in myriad ways, filtering the list you code to respect the privacy option per blog is expected.

    Perhaps a plugin for SEO would help:

    Or perhaps a plugin which makes a blog/site even less visible to the net:

  3. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    WPMU does no search engines submissions on its own, it just allows or disallows the crawling, as dsader explained.

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