We currently run a number of sites on EpiServer 4.6. Recently, the number of pages that Google cache's has dropped dramatically. We believe this may be related to URL re-writing, has anyone experienced similar issues?
We have not yet tested the problem on EpiServer 5 sites, but can do.
Any help would be great,
It might be related to this issue perhaps?
Here are some more information about that issue:
I have checked the sites as per the instructions in the blog, but all seems to be fine.
We have looked through the server logs and there is nothing abnormal there.
Any other ideas?
As Peter said there is a module which generates a sitemap for google bot. We have one for 4.6 http://r.ep.se/projects/GoogleSitemaps/ and one for a later version http://labs.episerver.com/en/Blogs/Jacob-Khan/Dates/2008/6/EPiGoogleSiteMaps/ Hopefully this will help you
We have created and submitted a sitemap to Google but are getting some unusual results.
Total URLs in sitemap: 121
Indexed URLs in sitemap: 11
I can't understand why there is such a differnce?
Thanks for your help, Tom
Hi Again TomI was wondering if the url's in the sitemap are friendly or not. Is there a correlation between friendly and not. Also, do you use a lot of redirects or in EPiServer Shortcut to another page in EPiServer. Also state the sitemap in the robots.txt file
I had a similiar problem on an old 4.6 site... Dotnet-error was: Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory.
Solved it by adding a browser file from post #:3504161. I would like to know if it's possible to add a Browser-file that shuts all variations off and always serve the same way?
<browsers> <browser refID="Mozilla"> <capabilities> <capability name="cookies" value="true" /> </capabilities> </browser> </browsers>