Overview

There may be times that a search engine, like Google for example, may be blocked by tinyShield when it tries to index a site. In version 1.0.1 of tinyShield, we’ve added a tag to the block page to force Google not to index the block page BUT in older versions it could still be possible. While we take great strides to NOT block search engines it can still happen. What do you do in these instances?

  1. Disable tinyShield from running either via the “Disable tinyShield on the Settings tab” or disable the plugin all together.
  2. Report which search engine indexed the block page so that we can investigate. Do so on the support page here.
  3. Re-index your site through the search engine. See the instructions below for various engines.

Google

  • https://developers.google.com/search/docs/advanced/crawling/ask-google-to-recrawl

Bing

  • https://www.bing.com/webmasters/help/url-submission-62f2860b

DuckDuckGo

  • https://help.duckduckgo.com/results/add-or-change-information/?redir=1

Wrapping Up

I’m sure there are hundreds of other search engines but you get the idea. If you need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to support.

 

 

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