Does the RW Blog Page Posts Get Indexed by Google

My title asks the question, does the RW Blog Page posts, get crawled, indexed, by Google and other search engines?

Also, am I right in seeing that there is no Post or Save button, as you put in text, it’s auto saved into the post? The only way I’ve found to end a post is to start a new one, that makes it feel like you’re “off” the one you were on… not used to sticky auto save type behavior, but it’s cool, it’s OK

Mainly concerned about the indexing

Hi, I am not sure about the built-in blog. As you use Foundry, you could have a look at Alloy, which I frequently use as a blog, e. g. at https://einfach-gute-seiten.de/tips/ and quite a few sites I built for clients.

More about Alloy is here to be found: https://alloy.elixirgraphics.com

Best,
Jan

Hey Jan, how did you get your website referenced above to do that thing where the content slides up over the picture of you, as you scroll down, it’s a visual effect, I haven’t seen a stack for that, was wondering how that’s done as a lot of websites do that nowadays. Can you say how you did that. @Fuellemann

Just select the banner from Foundry and within the Parallax Effect:

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[quote=“DasGoravani, post:1, topic:29570, full:true”]
My title asks the question, does the RW Blog Page posts, get crawled, indexed, by Google and other search engines? [/quote]

Yes it does.

Thanks @DaveFox , I’m SO glad, because it seems really easy to implement and use for posting tons of articles like I have… thanks for answering, I really mean it, because I’m sitting waiting for that answer, unable to work because I’m the type who micro focuses on one thing at a time, right now it’s the blog, but I refuse to go ahead if it’s unindexed, so now that Know it is, I can get to work, thanks.

@DasGoravani Screenshot attached from today shows a Google Search for “Sony C-74 battery” - Brings up my RW Blog page as first result.

Screenshot

I’ve just published a 2 posts blog with my website to my test hosting site, to check it out, how it appears to surfers, and I’m surprised, it’s a tad lame, I thought that there would be a list, that they have to click on, to load a topic, instead it’s a long scrolling text with both of my entries, one after the other… if I post hundreds of articles the scrolling will be SO LONG… how do you make it so that it’s a list? And thanks Dave for that proof.

I have to admit, I’ve now moved away from the RW blog to the Poster Stack for most of my sites.

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Could you say why ? Especially as regards my concern for a list as opposed to a long scrolling text.

I want a blog where I can quickly post a whole bunch of posts from indie RW… I won’t be adding all the time, it’s more of an archive of tons of articles… I was hoping to present the user with a list of titles, mainly titles, categories are no so important, neither is keywords, just a list of articles, click one and it appears, go back to list easily… is this possible with poster? Their demo is glitzy, uses images to identify each post, again the demo has a large card per post, that would be too big for me, too much info, I just have titles, any ideas?

@DasGoravani, since you’re using Foundry for your new site, using the built-in RW blog isn’t a good option for you. You’ll have a hard (or impossible) getting the blog pages to look like the rest of your site (header, footer, navigation, etc.). It’s more appropriate for people using a site theme.

You’re much better off looking at and selecting one of the stack-based blogging solutions.

Poster Stack will work perfectly in Foundry and is of course also index. In addition I am generating a Sitemap also: https://instacks.com/posterstack/tutorial/?post=sitemap

You decide with poster what displays on the main page. The images are just an example of what can be done. You decide to use categories, tags, both or none.

Very flexible blogging system.

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FYI,
Search engines will find anything and everything, unless you tell them otherwise.

If a user can find the page and get to it, a crawler will as well. Search engines will use an xml sitemap if it’s there as a starting point. But the also “crawl” every single link they find unless the link has a “nofollow” attribute, the page being crawled has a robots meta “nofollow”, the page linked to is behind a password or has a “noindex” meta tag. You can also have a robots.txt file that request search engines not to index.

Having a page listed on an xml sitemap may just speed up the page being included in the index. The crawlers use it as a starting point, so those pages get crawled first. Crawlers do “time out”, so every page might not get index right away. But they will get indexed on a subsequent crawl.

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