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Google search console indicates 2 page errors for my following 2 pages:
Privacy policy & Affiliate disclosure - I have marked both as no-index at the bottom of each pag

Sorry, and unfortunately I did not know the answer to your question. I will be following up to see what the answer is. Have a great day!

Peace💗

Hi Chaitanya, looks like Triblu has you covered. All the best,
Michael

Hi Michael,
Yes - watched her training. She uses google set plugin instead of AllInOne SEO that I use as suggested by Kyle.
The essence seems to be to not include the post / page in xml sitemap- I have done that and am waiting for Google to verify.

Sometimes the wait seems like forever, it will come though.
Michael

It sure does.
thanks

Hey Chaitanya,

Google is expecting webmasters to do a more and more of the work for them so they enforce their rules and we either follow their rules or our sites won't be ranked.

I agree that this isn't nice... but it is a fact of life now, and being as frustrated as you, I finally investigated and fixed my site's issues.

Here's the training I created: in case it helps you solve your issues.

Hope you find this helpful.

Hi Trish,
Awesome - thanks for the link - will watch / read it this morning and act.
Thanks again.

Hi Trish,
Watched your video - great that you addressed it and have done a nice job explaining it. So, the essence is to NOT include that page / post in the xml sitemap - that is what I got out of it.
Since I am using AllInOne SEO, I just checked the box to exclude that (in my case - page from the xml sitemap and submitted. Waiting for Google to verify.
I would appreciate if you would Please let me know if I need to do something else.
Thanks a million for pointing this out and taking time to make a training video for us.

I was able to verify myself immediately, as shown in the video Chaitanya, so maybe Google search to see if someone shared how to fix this issue using other plugins.

This is why it is so important that members stick with what Kyle teaches. However, each to his/her own.

In my case it showed 2 pending, 0 failed. I just checked and it.has not changed yet.
After making the change did you submit he xml sitemap again?

No, I did not re-submit my sitemap. What I did was shared in my video and I was able to verify immediately upon making my change.

Others who use the sitemap Kyle's training suggests we use, who have followed my video training have also had success.

I'm sure you must be missing a step with the sitemap you are using. Have you Google searched to see if you could find help?

Google has made it plain what your setting is.

Ignore the Google reminder - leave it as is as!

Perfect!
Thanks ShuiHyen - appreciate your help.

They are fine - google is just trying to let you know that they are flagged no index in case they shouldn't be. If they are the only two crawl errors you have then all is good.

Thanks Paul - thats good to hear.

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Why s google flagging no-index pages as issue?

Why s google flagging no-index pages as issue?

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Everything Wordpress
Updated

Google search console indicates 2 page errors for my following 2 pages:
Privacy policy & Affiliate disclosure - I have marked both as no-index at the bottom of each pag

Sorry, and unfortunately I did not know the answer to your question. I will be following up to see what the answer is. Have a great day!

Peace💗

Hi Chaitanya, looks like Triblu has you covered. All the best,
Michael

Hi Michael,
Yes - watched her training. She uses google set plugin instead of AllInOne SEO that I use as suggested by Kyle.
The essence seems to be to not include the post / page in xml sitemap- I have done that and am waiting for Google to verify.

Sometimes the wait seems like forever, it will come though.
Michael

It sure does.
thanks

Hey Chaitanya,

Google is expecting webmasters to do a more and more of the work for them so they enforce their rules and we either follow their rules or our sites won't be ranked.

I agree that this isn't nice... but it is a fact of life now, and being as frustrated as you, I finally investigated and fixed my site's issues.

Here's the training I created: in case it helps you solve your issues.

Hope you find this helpful.

Hi Trish,
Awesome - thanks for the link - will watch / read it this morning and act.
Thanks again.

Hi Trish,
Watched your video - great that you addressed it and have done a nice job explaining it. So, the essence is to NOT include that page / post in the xml sitemap - that is what I got out of it.
Since I am using AllInOne SEO, I just checked the box to exclude that (in my case - page from the xml sitemap and submitted. Waiting for Google to verify.
I would appreciate if you would Please let me know if I need to do something else.
Thanks a million for pointing this out and taking time to make a training video for us.

I was able to verify myself immediately, as shown in the video Chaitanya, so maybe Google search to see if someone shared how to fix this issue using other plugins.

This is why it is so important that members stick with what Kyle teaches. However, each to his/her own.

In my case it showed 2 pending, 0 failed. I just checked and it.has not changed yet.
After making the change did you submit he xml sitemap again?

No, I did not re-submit my sitemap. What I did was shared in my video and I was able to verify immediately upon making my change.

Others who use the sitemap Kyle's training suggests we use, who have followed my video training have also had success.

I'm sure you must be missing a step with the sitemap you are using. Have you Google searched to see if you could find help?

Google has made it plain what your setting is.

Ignore the Google reminder - leave it as is as!

Perfect!
Thanks ShuiHyen - appreciate your help.

They are fine - google is just trying to let you know that they are flagged no index in case they shouldn't be. If they are the only two crawl errors you have then all is good.

Thanks Paul - thats good to hear.

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I got an email from Google that my site has 3 mobile pages have content too wide and that these pages don't load on mobile. I tried every single post and page on my cell phone

I haven't had an email but I feed all my posts into the Google URL machine (the new Fetch as G) and click the Test Live button. A few of them have reported the same issues.

This is weird because ALL posts have exactly the same layout (although of slightly different lengths) and there are over 100 of them.

However, there's a 'retest' button and clicking that once or twice brings back a Mobile Freindly report.

No idea what's going on. I'm using Thrive Themes which is 100% mobile-friendly and this 'error' has only appeared in the last few weeks.

Not sure how mobile-friendly your theme is so that might be worth checking. Otherwise retest the pages a couple of times and see what happens.

Ian

Check on the link below and see if your website is mobile friendly , if it is, just ignore the communication from Google. I have had similar emails from them but when I checked to see my sites mobile responsiveness it came back positive.

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly

I go to this site and I get following error message:
Error: We can't access your page
If a testing tool cannot access your page, it is probably because of one of the following reasons:
It was blocked by a robots.txt file.
Your server didn't respond
The page doesn't exist (the test tool received a 404 error).
Tip: If you have access to the site in Search Console, you can use the URL Inspection tool to get more detailed information about why we can't access your site.

About robots.txt
Learn about robots.txt files
Next: Create a robots.txt file
What is a robots.txt file?
A robots.txt file tells search engine crawlers which pages or files the crawler can or can't request from your site. This is used mainly to avoid overloading your site with requests; it is not a mechanism for keeping a web page out of Google. To keep a web page out of Google, you should use noindex tags or directives, or password-protect your page.
What is robots.txt used for?
robots.txt is used primarily to manage crawler traffic to your site, and occasionally to keep a page off Google, depending on the file type:

I checked all my posts and pages and I don't see anywhere a "mention of txt.files" Any clues.

Please ignore my previous ERROR MESSAGES. On that page, you have to enter "https://your webpage name. When I did that it came back:

Page is mobile friendly
This page is easy to use on a mobile device

Hi Cumaske
Try to check out first if your website is mobile friendly.
Take a look at the following tutorials made by Loes: Hope that Helps :)
Karim

Thank you Karim - Appreciate your help. I have been looking at and working with the article you pointed out - hope that addresses the issue.
Thanks again.

I had the same issue and I check all my posts on mobile too. I couldn't see the issue but I went ahead and tweaked the pictures down a bit and hey presto, Google was happy again. My advice is just do it and check back with Google when the post has been crawled again.

Will give it a shot. Thx.

Hey Chaitanya,

The best way to learn how to create a winning website is to learn how to fix the minor boo-boos free themes sometimes offer users.

In Google searching "Astra theme documentation" I was presented with a link to their tutorials, so you may find what you are looking for there. See screen print below...

There were YouTube videos tutorial offered in the search results too.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you so much.
I did search youtube before but could not find what I needed. But will try again but this time will go beyond youtube like you pointed out.
Thx again.

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Do I need to worry about this google issue?

Do I need to worry about this google issue?

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Website Development & Programming
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I got an email from Google that my site has 3 mobile pages have content too wide and that these pages don't load on mobile. I tried every single post and page on my cell phone

I haven't had an email but I feed all my posts into the Google URL machine (the new Fetch as G) and click the Test Live button. A few of them have reported the same issues.

This is weird because ALL posts have exactly the same layout (although of slightly different lengths) and there are over 100 of them.

However, there's a 'retest' button and clicking that once or twice brings back a Mobile Freindly report.

No idea what's going on. I'm using Thrive Themes which is 100% mobile-friendly and this 'error' has only appeared in the last few weeks.

Not sure how mobile-friendly your theme is so that might be worth checking. Otherwise retest the pages a couple of times and see what happens.

Ian

Check on the link below and see if your website is mobile friendly , if it is, just ignore the communication from Google. I have had similar emails from them but when I checked to see my sites mobile responsiveness it came back positive.

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly

I go to this site and I get following error message:
Error: We can't access your page
If a testing tool cannot access your page, it is probably because of one of the following reasons:
It was blocked by a robots.txt file.
Your server didn't respond
The page doesn't exist (the test tool received a 404 error).
Tip: If you have access to the site in Search Console, you can use the URL Inspection tool to get more detailed information about why we can't access your site.

About robots.txt
Learn about robots.txt files
Next: Create a robots.txt file
What is a robots.txt file?
A robots.txt file tells search engine crawlers which pages or files the crawler can or can't request from your site. This is used mainly to avoid overloading your site with requests; it is not a mechanism for keeping a web page out of Google. To keep a web page out of Google, you should use noindex tags or directives, or password-protect your page.
What is robots.txt used for?
robots.txt is used primarily to manage crawler traffic to your site, and occasionally to keep a page off Google, depending on the file type:

I checked all my posts and pages and I don't see anywhere a "mention of txt.files" Any clues.

Please ignore my previous ERROR MESSAGES. On that page, you have to enter "https://your webpage name. When I did that it came back:

Page is mobile friendly
This page is easy to use on a mobile device

Hi Cumaske
Try to check out first if your website is mobile friendly.
Take a look at the following tutorials made by Loes: Hope that Helps :)
Karim

Thank you Karim - Appreciate your help. I have been looking at and working with the article you pointed out - hope that addresses the issue.
Thanks again.

I had the same issue and I check all my posts on mobile too. I couldn't see the issue but I went ahead and tweaked the pictures down a bit and hey presto, Google was happy again. My advice is just do it and check back with Google when the post has been crawled again.

Will give it a shot. Thx.

Hey Chaitanya,

The best way to learn how to create a winning website is to learn how to fix the minor boo-boos free themes sometimes offer users.

In Google searching "Astra theme documentation" I was presented with a link to their tutorials, so you may find what you are looking for there. See screen print below...

There were YouTube videos tutorial offered in the search results too.

Hope you find this helpful.

Thank you so much.
I did search youtube before but could not find what I needed. But will try again but this time will go beyond youtube like you pointed out.
Thx again.

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I just wrote a comment on Bill Kiser's website as he was eeking one.

While perusing his website - I found an issue he may obviously is not aware of and I wanted to bring

Here's how I address things like this because finding the owner is really hard, if not impossible.

First, I leave the correct Site Comments asked for.

Then I 'comment' to the website itself, NOT through Website Comments, telling them about the issue. They are free to delete it or whatever, without affecting my Comments. You can also look for an email or contact information on the website.

Thanks for your response & suggestions - I did look for "About" & "Contact" pages looking for any contact info with no luck.
BTW - I did exactly what you suggested - wrote my comment for what they were seeking - all positive.
Thx again.

Go the "ENVELOPE" in top right hand corner of WA website. On the top left hand corner right next to the "INBOX" click the "+". In order to send a private message the member has to be "PREMIUM:; hope this helps.

Hello Alfredo,
Sadly that's not what he is looking.
I think it has to do with finding that person on Wealthy Affiliate with the username used on his website, which unfortunately he could not.
I also tried figuring it out but has been to no avail.

Hi Alfredg1948,
Thx for your response. Tohin is correct.
My issue here is this: It looks like Bill Kiser is the pseudo name he is using on his blog. When search for that name on WA - I can't find him and henceI can't send a PM.

How did you find out about his need for comments?

He must have posted it as a comment in a thread, and you must have followed through that post to his website.

I think you only need to go back to that thread, look for the post where the url link to his website was dropped.

The username linked to that thread's comment must be Bill Kiser's WA username.
You just have to click on it, and it will take you to his profile, then you can PM him.

Hope this helps!

He made a request through WA Site comments for comments and I responded. He is not in my network either.
Thx for trying and your suggestions. Appreciate it.

It's my pleasure, friend.

It can be difficult to find a member, if their WA user name is not congruent with their real name or web assets.

Do they have a contract page on their website?

That maybe a good option.

No I did not see one. I even checked his "About me" page which exists but has no contact or email link there.

Do you have the URL of the site?

I just sent it to you in a PM

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How to find a member to send a pm?

How to find a member to send a pm?

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I just wrote a comment on Bill Kiser's website as he was eeking one.

While perusing his website - I found an issue he may obviously is not aware of and I wanted to bring

Here's how I address things like this because finding the owner is really hard, if not impossible.

First, I leave the correct Site Comments asked for.

Then I 'comment' to the website itself, NOT through Website Comments, telling them about the issue. They are free to delete it or whatever, without affecting my Comments. You can also look for an email or contact information on the website.

Thanks for your response & suggestions - I did look for "About" & "Contact" pages looking for any contact info with no luck.
BTW - I did exactly what you suggested - wrote my comment for what they were seeking - all positive.
Thx again.

Go the "ENVELOPE" in top right hand corner of WA website. On the top left hand corner right next to the "INBOX" click the "+". In order to send a private message the member has to be "PREMIUM:; hope this helps.

Hello Alfredo,
Sadly that's not what he is looking.
I think it has to do with finding that person on Wealthy Affiliate with the username used on his website, which unfortunately he could not.
I also tried figuring it out but has been to no avail.

Hi Alfredg1948,
Thx for your response. Tohin is correct.
My issue here is this: It looks like Bill Kiser is the pseudo name he is using on his blog. When search for that name on WA - I can't find him and henceI can't send a PM.

How did you find out about his need for comments?

He must have posted it as a comment in a thread, and you must have followed through that post to his website.

I think you only need to go back to that thread, look for the post where the url link to his website was dropped.

The username linked to that thread's comment must be Bill Kiser's WA username.
You just have to click on it, and it will take you to his profile, then you can PM him.

Hope this helps!

He made a request through WA Site comments for comments and I responded. He is not in my network either.
Thx for trying and your suggestions. Appreciate it.

It's my pleasure, friend.

It can be difficult to find a member, if their WA user name is not congruent with their real name or web assets.

Do they have a contract page on their website?

That maybe a good option.

No I did not see one. I even checked his "About me" page which exists but has no contact or email link there.

Do you have the URL of the site?

I just sent it to you in a PM

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WA Affiliate Program
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While researching for a post stumbled across FTC requirement:
As WA affiliate marketers, Do we need to submit the following form if someone requests it? And if we do, being

I think that this form relates to a "bricks and mortar" type of business eg: franchise.

Great question and a great answer by PBA. All the best.
Michael

As long as you have your disclosure and privacy policy you should be ok. Amazon and Apple gave me affiliate links after checking my site and they were happy. In the very unlikely event someone did request it, deal with it then - highly unlikely though.
All the best

Hi @PBA,
Thanks for your response - appreciate it.
I recognize that it is highly unlikely but I like to be prepared. I am a little paranoid - if some one asks and I do not respond promptly I would be leaving him/her time to spread his/her "finding" on the internet / social media etc.
Undoing such damage is impossible to very difficult at best. I would much rather avoid it if I possibly can.
Thanks again.

Good question, has me wondering... Hopefully someone can answer.
Ray

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Do we need to submit ftc disclosure form ?

Do we need to submit ftc disclosure form ?

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WA Affiliate Program
Updated

While researching for a post stumbled across FTC requirement:
As WA affiliate marketers, Do we need to submit the following form if someone requests it? And if we do, being

I think that this form relates to a "bricks and mortar" type of business eg: franchise.

Great question and a great answer by PBA. All the best.
Michael

As long as you have your disclosure and privacy policy you should be ok. Amazon and Apple gave me affiliate links after checking my site and they were happy. In the very unlikely event someone did request it, deal with it then - highly unlikely though.
All the best

Hi @PBA,
Thanks for your response - appreciate it.
I recognize that it is highly unlikely but I like to be prepared. I am a little paranoid - if some one asks and I do not respond promptly I would be leaving him/her time to spread his/her "finding" on the internet / social media etc.
Undoing such damage is impossible to very difficult at best. I would much rather avoid it if I possibly can.
Thanks again.

Good question, has me wondering... Hopefully someone can answer.
Ray

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I am considering going with Thrive themes I am wasting too much time in trying to make my site look pretty. I like the plugins Thrive offers at least they sound like I would w

I have researched extensively and asked many members, and I am going with Thrive themes from now on.

Mark

Hi Mark,
Thanks for your input. Following a suggestion from one of our own WA community members For now, I have decided to go with Astra theme since I do not have the luxury of time at this point. But Thrive is definitely on my radar for future use.
Thanks the same.

I signed up for Thrive Theme membership is like $228 something a year, expensive. I didnt like any of it as a newbie, the platform looked hard, not user friendly. I was frustrated with it so I asked for my money back. I decided to purchase a cheaper theme less than 50 and it is user friendly. I feel my theme offered better features than Generate Press and Thrive Themes. Maybe later as I get more experience I can use Thrive for now happy with my theme that I paid for.

Thank you for your input. I am also looking for something easy to work with, no or short learning curve and quick to implement. Do you mind sharing which theme you went with?
Thanks again

Its Splash theme and Schema. Google it and it should lead you to the company both are very responsive and fast for SEO loading. They recommend RankMath as SEO than the All In One SEO and Yoast if you're using that. If you choose any themes from them, they offer to deactivate AIO SEO and use RankMath. You do not need to use it if you do not want. I am working on my content, not done its still in a draft. They use option panel so you can control what you want to put in on your site such as logos, about me, disclosures, and photos. Some themes from that company have a rating system built in thats why I bought Splash, they have about 6 different Splash theme templates to use, I use the one for affiliates. As I need it to rate for product reviews and affiliate programs.

I am new to Thrive and decided to just go with the Architect plugin for now along with the free version of the Astra theme.

The plugin was a $67 one time charge with lifetime updates and 1 year of support which can be renewed yearly for $40, I believe.

Currently, Thrive has taken their themes off the market as a standalone product (you may be able to access them through the yearly membership) because they are working on a new theme builder which will replace all of their themes and is still in beta with no public announcement yet of a release date.

So far, I think the Architect plugin is great and I may upgrade to the yearly membership at some point.

Can you use two themes on one site ? or do you mean you are trying Astra on one site & Thrive Architect on another?
Thanks for your response - appreciate it very much.

Thrive Architect is a page builder plugin for styling, creating landing pages, etc.
Astra is the theme I am using.

I am not using any Thrive theme at the moment because they are no longer for sale as a standalone product (as stated above) and I didn't want to commit to another $228 yearly membership on top of my yearly WA membership until such time as I could make full use of most, if not all, of their tools including, their new theme builder when it is finally released and promises to be awesome.

I thought that with the Architect plugin, I could get the functionality I wanted for a one time charge with lifetime updates and no yearly fee unless I decide to renew their support.

I chose the Astra theme because my research indicated that it was fast, lightweight, and worked well with page builders.

OceanWP and Generate Press also are very highly rated themes with a lot of functionality but I am thinking that if you are just starting, they may be a little too advanced and you may be better off starting with something super simple like Twenty Sixteen or Hiero until you get to the point where you want to spend more time tweaking the look of your site because you are absolutely right in understanding that creating lots of content is much more important at the stage you are in.



Appreciate you taking time to respond in detail - appreciate that very much.
You read me correctly - I just want a decent theme for now with minimal learning curve - get content built up - improve site aesthetics, add bells & whistles later.

I looked at Astra yesterday after your comments / suggestion and decided to try it out - got my site converted and so far I love it.
Thanks a million - appreciate your help.

You're welcome when I switched over I had almost no tweaking to do, I only had to upload my logo and all of my menus and widgets were intact.

So far, I am very happy with it. Good luck to you

Awesome! That looks like the natural pathway to Thrive themes then - Appreciate you getting back and giving that feedback.

Hi,
First of all I have never used Thrive and I see many members do.
The websites look really cool using Thrive.

If there is one thing I have noticed is Generate Press looks absolutely lovely and I wished I used that theme myself. It looks very similar to Thrive but without the cost.

The premium upgrade is 49 dollars a year a blip compared to thrive. I just thought I may let you know so you can check it out. Who knows you may like Generate Press too.

Debs :)

Thank you Debs for your input - I will take quick look at Generate Press and Astra as well.
Thx so much for your input - saves me a ton of research.

Oustanding.

The video training (university) is excellent. My biggest complaint is their knowledgebase does not return relevant searches. The results do not match up well with the keyword searches. I have asked several times when they are going to upgrade the application. But support does not provide any time frame.

I will renew my membership when it expires next month.

Thx for a brief but wonderful overview. Relevant searches is very important to me - thx for pointing it out and will keep an eye for if I decide to go with it.
Thx again.

I forgot to mention that they have a support forum. I have asked 3 questions to which I received prompt replies. Since it is an open forum for members, the timeliness and content of the tech support responses can be seen by members. I like the transparency because it keeps tech support on their toes.

I don't use Thrive themes, never have so can't share my experiences. I have through started to use the premium GeneratePress theme which is the theme that Jay the WA trainer used in some recent live training. I am happy enough with it. I wrote a blog here in WA on my experiences so far:

Great - Thx for pointing to your blog - was not aware of it. I will read your blog soon after I finish this note.

I’m happy with it. Although there are a limited selection of themes to choose from. I would have considered elegant themes as they also have similar plugins, more available themes, and an option to pay a one time fee as oppose to thrive which has you pay every year.

Thank you Jessie. Will look at Elegant themes as wetland decide soon.
Appreciate your help!