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The Problem with Buying Templates

Scan your html carefully when you buy a template.

A while back I bought a template from After modifying it and implementing it on my site, my search engine rankings started to drop. I didn't think much of it as first, but then I noticed that even searching from my domain name didn't show my main page, instead, it would link to somewhere in my blog.

I checked to see if I had a robots file something blocking it but now. Then I finally found it - a meta tag in the header:

1<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />

Moral of the story... check your meta tags CAREFULLY if you are going to use a template you don't write from scratch!

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Dustin Davis

Dustin Davis is a software engineer, people manager, hacker, and entreprenuer. He loves to develop systems and automation. He lives with his wife and five kids in Utah.

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