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Blocking JavaScript Files in robots.txt

Checking if JavaScript Files are Blocked in robots.txt

Ensuring that your JavaScript files are not blocked by the robots.txt file is crucial for SEO, as search engines need to access these files to understand your site’s functionality and content. Here’s how you can check and update your robots.txt file for both Shopify and WordPress (WooCommerce).

Shopify

  1. Go to your Shopify admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Online Store > Preferences.
  3. Scroll down to the Search engine listing preview section and click on Edit website SEO.
  4. Click on View robots.txt to see the current robots.txt file.
  5. Ensure that there are no lines blocking JavaScript files. Look for lines like Disallow: /assets/ or Disallow: *.js and remove them if they exist.

WordPress (WooCommerce)

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Reading.
  3. Scroll down to the Search Engine Visibility section and make sure the box labeled Discourage search engines from indexing this site is unchecked.
  4. To manually check the robots.txt file, go to Yoast SEO > Tools > File editor (if you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed).
  5. Ensure that there are no lines blocking JavaScript files. Look for lines like Disallow: /wp-content/ or Disallow: *.js and remove them if they exist.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your JavaScript files are accessible to search engines, which can help improve your site’s SEO performance.

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