Is It Right to Block AdWords Qualified Professional Pages By Google?

Sep 27, 2007 | 2,478 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a thread titled, "Qualified professionals blocked on Google" at WebmasterWorld, a new face of Google came into limelight. At the AdWords Robots.txt file, one can notice something like this- "Disallow: /*?"

Technically speaking, it means that Google disallows all Google AdWords Qualified Professional pages. To make it more clear, have a look at another example of one Google AdWords Professional page. Notice closely, the way the URL is typed “https://adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus?id=” Since Google disallows /*?, Google won't index them fully.

Moreover, some 1,300 pages at Google are already indexed at adwords.google.com/select/ProfessionalStatus? But the truth is that these pages are not fully indexed. The pages are like linkage data, and that is why those are listed in the index. But still it is not clear as why does Google not index them? The best part is that Google has approved these AdWords advertisers, and now the pages are blocked from being indexed.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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