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    my SISTRIX crawler found a problem with my site. For every searchpage there is a hidden backlink to <- but this site doesn’t exist. This means I am heavily linking to 404-pages. How can I fix this. Below in the private content there is a screenshot showing example URLs pointing to the mentioned non existent page.


    Hey KVSchneppenheim!

    Thank you for using Enfold.

    Why is there a search query string on every page? I’m referring to the “?s=” appended to the url. I checked it on another seo tool but I don’t see the same error:

    Best regards,


    You don’t see this error there because this is not a crawler who crawled our whole page. The URL looks like this when you perform a search on our website. and on this page there is a link to the above shown URL, which is nonexistent.



    Disallow the “/search” results page from being indexed so that it won’t affect the site’s seo. Here’s why:

    And here’s a plugin that you can use to configure the robot.txt file:



    I already have SEO by yoast installed and there is not much to change as you can see here:



    Do you have a robot.txt file in the site’s root directory? If you don’t have one, try to create a robot.txt file then disallow the robots from indexing the search pages.


    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search
    Disallow: /*?s=

    This will disallow the robots from crawling the /search directory and everything with the ?s= query string.



    Indeed I have a robots.txt which is accessible via , but the file is not located in the root folder of my directory. I can’t find the robots.txt and I assume that this file is generated dynamically because of the “SEO by yoast” plugin.



    Look for it outside the public_html folder. The file should be located in root directory of the file server, not the wp root directory.




    as soon as i use enfold child theme, i shouldnt make an changes on public_html folder. Therefore what can i do?


    Hi ozyazgane,

    I’m not sure I understand what you mean by that, could you try to explain a bit further please?

    Best regards,


    hi rikard.

    i couldnt explain my problem in my last message. My problem is i can not find te file robots.txt to change. When i check my sites seo score on some sites, they tell me that i have a file robots.txt. yes there is one file called robots.txt however, i can not find where to add that html code.

    additional information if necesary: i have yoast seo plug in



    Ok, thanks for the feedback. Maybe this will help you out?

    Best regards,

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