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January 18, 2019 at 8:20 am #785672Heath
I need help! It may not be theme related but I am lost on how to fix my issue.
My blog used to be on baseball-reference.com but now it isn’t. I didn’t catch it right away when it first happened so I don’t know what caused it but baseball-reference is telling me that my site is changing their special links( so their crawler picks it up) into my own site links. Hence why my blog is not eligible because it doesn’t show as one of theirs? I don’t remember changing anything in the settings.
Below is some snippets of emails from them.
While the Doug Fister link in that article leads to Baseball-Reference, when I checked the RSS feed it shows this link:
Since Baseball-Reference doesn’t appear in that URL it’s not getting picked up.
Right, but in the feed our system doesn’t detect the link because it’s not seeing “baseball-reference” in the URL there. I’m not sure how you managed to make it so the URL appears that way, but that’s tripping up our system.
Well it’s back to full feed but it appears your blog is still having the same issue we didn’t get around last time, where links to our site are displaying on the feed as criswellscc.com URLs, not baseball-reference URLs. Our system doesn’t have a way around that.
Please help! Any suggestions to fix this? Baseball reference say they’ve never seen this.January 18, 2019 at 10:18 am #785757LeoStaffCustomer Support
Unfortunately as you suggested the theme itself has no way of controlling or affecting this.
Perhaps your hosting company would some ideas?
If not then maybe try asking on https://stackoverflow.com/January 18, 2019 at 11:11 am #785790LeoStaffCustomer Support
Perhaps there is a plugin conflict?
Have you checked with your hosting?January 18, 2019 at 4:52 pm #785963Heath
I did check with my hosting and they told me to change my robots.txt file to:
This is basically what I already had. I don’t think it’s going to make a difference.January 18, 2019 at 5:10 pm #785968Heath
I know you say it’s not really your thing I’m just looking for any help. I’m pulling at straws here. Does the theme automatically change links to nofollow? That may not have anything to do with this.January 18, 2019 at 5:51 pm #785986LeoStaffCustomer Support
So when it used to work, it wasn’t using GP?
Have you tried disabling all plugins to see if any the problem still exist?
If so then any chance you can quickly switch over to a twenty series WP theme and see if that fixes it?
Let me know 🙂January 18, 2019 at 5:53 pm #785987Heath
I was not using GP at the time. I’ve since switched a couple of themes and I’m trying to get it back on their site so I don’t know when this issue started.January 18, 2019 at 5:58 pm #785989LeoStaffCustomer Support
Have you tried the debugging tips suggested above?
It will really help us to narrow down the problem 🙂January 18, 2019 at 6:32 pm #786005Heath
I deactivated all plugins and checked the RSS feed and it appears to be showing as it should. So I guess I reactivate 1 at a time to narrow it down to the culprit?January 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm #786046LeoStaffCustomer Support
Yes 🙂January 19, 2019 at 5:15 am #786176Heath
Thank you for all the help! It was a stats plugin that caused this.January 19, 2019 at 10:23 am #786450LeoStaffCustomer Support
No problem 🙂
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