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Does Google index categories?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by version2, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi All,

    Does anyone know if google will index category sections on blogs?
    SEMrush
    I have a lottery blog which publishes results, and then on another site I link "UK National lottery results" and have that link to the UK National lotto category so the user gets to the category page which only shows the latest UK National lottery results (what the user wants). Will google index this though, someone told me the other day that they won't.

    Anyone know?
     
    version2, Jan 10, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Dodger

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    #2
    Yes. All bots will index categories, tags, archives, etc unless you instruct the bots not to in either robots.txt file or programatically via your blog code.
     
    Dodger, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Thanks for that don't think I am telling them not too!
     
    version2, Jan 10, 2011 IP
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    Blogger automatically fills out your site's robots.txt file, though. So, blogs hosted on Blogger will not have their categories/labels pages indexed.
     
    MeBloggs, Jan 18, 2011 IP
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    Google index category also. you should care when selecting a category!
     
    jewmark, Jan 18, 2011 IP
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    #6
    There are a couple of SEO plugins for Wordpress that allow you to block spiders from indexing categories, tag pages, search pages, archives... Yoast does this.
     
    adbox, Jan 19, 2011 IP