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My published site URL on Yola is found by Yahoo but not by Google . I just discovered this when creating a link to my Yola site from another non - Yola blog i have . Can this be related to why i keep getting Adsense messages about my site being blocked by Yola robot txt file even though i do have Adsense ads ?The only reference to my Yola blog from google relates to a question i posed on this community help page previously .
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Alan

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Kumby

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Different search engines work differently. Just because your site has been found by Yahoo, that doesn't mean it should be found by Google since their two different Search Engines.

If you would like your site to appear on google, then I suggest you check out this tutorial made by Yola.

http://www.yola.com/tutorials/google-...
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With regards to the robot.txt file, The URL in that message from Google is your preview URL (the URL of your unpublished site when you preview it) A robots.txt file blocks Google from indexing parts of your site and this would prevent them from placing ads on your site. Our unpublished sites have robots.txt files attached to them. This is in order to prevent Google from indexing your site before you publish it. As soon as your site is published Google can crawl your site and place ads.

This is what happens:

1. You paste Adsense code on your site.
2. You preview your site. Your previewed page acts like a web page with Adsense code, so Google attempts to index it, but we block Google from indexing your preview URL with a robots.txt file.

That is why you get this message. Please ignore it. It does not mean that you need to do anything. It has no impact on Google's ability to index your published website and it will not interfere with Google's ability to place advertising code on your site or with your advertising revenue. Once your site is published and the ads are displaying on your site, you can safely ignore that message. Over time, as you update your content and develop your site, the Google Ads will become increasingly relevant.
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Alan

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Appreciate the reference but i have Google ads and Google Analytics works . My site is verified so i really don't understand why Google search engine can't locate the published url . :-)
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When did you add the Google Analytics? It can take some time before Google crawls your site and adds your information to their system. Sometimes it can take a few weeks to a couple of months. If you did everything properly, then all you can do is simply wait. Keep adding new and fresh content to your site.
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Alan

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I just received response from two Google techs regarding my url not being found by Google . They both verified that Yola's explanation regarding the robot txt file is correct ( which i am sure Kershnee is happy to know ) .

However , i was also told that Google should be picking up my published url by now so they will investigate it further . Perhaps has nothing to do with Yola , which i am sure Yola would appreciate since i am bugging them so much . :-)
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Alan

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In all fairness since the robot txt file issue has been verified by both Yola and Google i suspect that my Google issue has nothing to do with Yola . Just in case someone from Yola wants to show my question as answered . :-)