Recently I noticed that the total number of crawl pages have been increased. So I searched on google using
site: and got several pages with a directory
wp-content. I also checked Google Search Console, and there was huge hike in total number of crawled pages in 17th June 2018:
And on same date, website traffic dropped, if I am not wrong, Google crawled several unwanted pages under the
wp-content directory and that might be the main issue, please see this screen shot (traffic started going down from 16th June 2018):
Here is screen shot of
wp-content directory indexed:
Kindly guide, how to stop google to stop crawling "wp-content" directory so that Duplicate and blank pages won't get crawled and at the same time, it should not affect crawling original pages.