Strange Posts I Can Not Find the Source Of

Hello,

One of the sites my partner owns is displaying some odd behavior. It could be normal, but I am not certain.

Essentially if you perform a Google Site search for the website as such:

site:timeclockhub.com

(This is the actual site. TimeClockHub.com)

There are a lot of indexed results that should not be there. I.e.:

bg9 | Time Clock Hub
guieu4 | Time Clock Hub
night45 | Time Clock Hub

They all look like this:
https://timeclockhub.com/genis/

To me it almost looks like they are mostly attachments, or images. But I have never seen them actually get indexed in Google in this fashion.

I do not see any Blog Posts in the WordPress backend with these names or anything.

First I am curious to know exactly what these posts are.

Secondly, I would like some advice on how I might go about preventing them from getting indexed. Or even ways to get these particular pages De-Indexed from Google.

Third, Are these normal? Should they even be there? Or should I do something to clean them out of the back end or database even perhaps?

Thank you in advance for your help guys! =)

Tail High!

  • Rupok

    Hi Devi

    Hope you had a wonderful day.

    I searched with same keyword and the URL for those weird results are like "http://timeclockhub.com/bg9/", "http://timeclockhub.com/guieu4/" etc.

    I also think they are attachment or something. But you can control it by creating controlled sitemap and submitting that sitemap to Google Webmasters Tools.

    You can create sitemap with Google XML Sitemaps plugin (if you haven't created already). This plugin seems to be very popular and I think you can rely on it. When sitemap creation is done, test sitemap inside Google Webmasters Tools and submit. Google will then crawl only the urls listed in sitemap and I believe these junk links will be gone.

    If it doesn't remove these links, you can try the solution provided here to remove specific links from google: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/1663419?hl=en

    Please let us know how it goes. We will be glad to help further if required.

    Have a nice day. Cheers!

  • Devi

    Hi Rupok!

    I was actually using Yoast SEO for the sitemap. But I did notice that Media was set to Index, not NoIndex.

    So I went ahead and changed that.

    I am unsure if that means my images will be crawled for Google Images with that set like that or not though. =/

    Anyway, I also took your suggestion to use Google's Remove Links function. Took a little while. But hopefully between these two changes, the issue will go away.

    Thank you very much for your useful response! =) It helped.

    Tail High!
    Devi

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