GoogleBot Indexing Drafts
After upgrading all of my WordPress sites to 2.8.4, I noticed something that I've never seen before. This has occurred several times while writing new posts.
I have Lester Chan's wp-useronline plugin installed so I can see which pages users are currently viewing.
While I am writing a post, I frequently view the preview page to check the format. What I noticed is that while I am writing a new post, GoogleBot is indexing the preview page, even though it has not yet been published. The preview page uses a different URL than the actual post.
I have not seen any of the preview page URLs show up in Google's index, but it appears strange that GoogleBot is finding the preview page while I am working on the draft. At that point, there are no links to the draft anywhere in the site.
I do have the Google toolbar installed, so it could be finding it through that. I also use all-in-one-seo-pack, which does use the correct canonical URL for the finished post.
Last edited by TopDogger; 12 September, 2009 at 16:20 PM.
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