I have a strange problem with my WordPress site that has no common solution.
It's been two months since I was turning my Lifestyle blog site into a book-based blog and removing over 400 posts.
I only have 94 articles left, but the fact is that search engines are now indexing thousands of URLs on my site. Google has hit more than 23k urls while bling is at 1.4k.
After much research online, I found that this problem is called index index and it is common for e-commerce sites to delete a lot of content.
Solution? Use txt robot to ban each of these thousands of URLs. This kind of work is out of the question.
I ran a site: searching for mysite.com on google search and saw thousands of these URLs. It's mainly my home page and my repeat blog pages, again and again, thousands of times. Originally, I went from blogging to WordPress, and then I successfully changed the URL structure from .html to /. Now all these dead URLs have become alive, every URL that has existed on my site, even those added by a malware, a year ago, that I have cleaned with 2 reinstalls of WordPress. Thousands of URLs are now indexed but the traffic is zero!
It's been over 2 weeks now and no change. What do I do? Get another domain or just wait?
Personally, I would prefer to have a new domain because the number of dead URLs on this site is now shocking, but I'm afraid Google will take some time to index the new domain and generate traffic.
Note: I can not help but wonder if my site has been hacked. A strange e-mail sent to Yandex Webmaster asking me to change my settings when I did not have an account, this only added to this concern.