D7 user here, using the theme Corolla (Adaptivetheme)
https://drupal.org/project/corolla

I've a main blog, and recently decided to create a View to call up content to populate the side bar.
After I googled the titles from the sidebar, I noticed they are not being indexed by Google.
They don't appear on the search results page at all.

I set the post from the Views with Non-Promoted so they will not appear on the main blog stream but on the sidebar.

Anyone with this issue or know what's the problem here?

Comments

Jaypan’s picture

Google will index sidebar content. How long have you had this up? It can take up to a couple months for Google to index a site.

parka’s picture

My site gets indexed quite fast as there are new content frequently.
So it gets indexed usually within half an hour.

Ayesh’s picture

Have you seen a google result that sends you to a page that the sidebar content is what you are actually looking for?

I think Google extracts the actual body of the page and give priority to the full page.
For example if you have related content block, "example title" is likely to show up as the full node page rather than some other Paige's sidebar content.

// Ayesh
(Latest blog post: Drupal bad practices)

VMII’s picture

I agree. my take is that blocks don't have paths and to the best of my knowledge can't be indexed because they can't be crawled.

Jaypan’s picture

Well, a block specifically does not have a path, but blocks appear on pages, and the content of the block will be indexed to that page. Of course, Google is smart enough to know if the block is a list of teasers, and will show the page that the teaser links to rather than the page that the block is on. But if a block has content unique to the page it is on, then that page will be linked to for that content.

VMII’s picture

makes sense. Thanks.

parka’s picture

The block created from Views has a path because the title will link to the story page.

In my case, the Views will call up stories and present them as teasers on the sidebar.
Images that appear before the < !-- break --> also link to the story page.

VMII’s picture

views blocks don't have paths either. I'm not talking about the content within the block but the block itself. Page displays have paths.

parka’s picture

I'm not trying to index the sidebar content, but rather the stories that are found there.

My sidebar is like my main blog page, except it's smaller in width since it's a sidebar.
The stories there are in the form of teasers with titles and below it an image or writeup -- again similar to how I usually blog.

Jaypan’s picture

If your sidebar contains teasers, the full node page will showup in search results, not your sidebar.

parka’s picture

That's what I'm trying to achieve but strangely it doesn't work.
Or maybe Google indexes sidebar content much slower.

I just moved some of the content from sidebar to the main blog stream and it got index within half and hour.

Ayesh’s picture

Bits will pickup links to your blog posts and I think they will be indexed soon. No idea if they have any delay though.

// Ayesh
(Latest blog post: Drupal bad practices)