I don't know, but I've run into it quite a bit on the searching side. I'll find a result that looks interesting, and click to find myself within an unintelligible jumble of XML.
As Nero Wolfe would say, Pfui.
Google is indexing every readable content it finds, including XML files. The nice thing is that Google recognizes wildcards in robots.txt. You can add the following rule to your robots.txt:
This solved the problem for my WordPress based blog. You may have to wait one year before the supplemental results are gone. Google is slow with cleaning the supplemental index.
Thanks lammert Iīm gonna give that a shot.
I have been searching for other blogs being affected by this and I havenīt found any, so I donīt know if itīs some setting in particular I set in wordpress or what is making this happen
Yep, I stumbled onto this same problem about three months ago. It's not just particular to your site.
You might also check to see if Google is indexing your trackback URLs. I ultimately fixed it with a robots.txt file:
Anyone have any idea how long it might take google to remove these results from the index?
On one of the sites Iīm even seeing a bunch of those registrar parking pages! I regged the domain and I forgot to change the DNS while I got to using that domain and now there are like 20 results for www.example.com/?q=Hotel+Suites+Weddings and stuff like that.The worst part is that they actually go to the index page of the blog, is there actually any way to remove those results?
Easy answer for the future is simply to remove this feed link url from single.php. Then google will never find it.
I noticed the same thing, and this link is not important to me, so I simply deleted it.
"there are like 20 results for www.example.com/?q=Hotel+Suites+Weddings and stuff like that.The worst part is that they actually go to the index page of the blog, is there actually any way to remove those results? "
If someone knows the answer to this, let me know! I have almost the very same problem.
Goto the Apache thread and do some reading on the information JD Morgan and friends have posted. I have found the answer there.
Is this the thread?