I think there is (or I did something wrong) on my site: I installed a pre-made WordPress theme and normally they are installed as 'quick-install-package' with duplicator.
When I installed the package, I had no
.htaccess and no
robots.txt on the root directory. They were all in the =>
But while reading online and here, I found that they should be placed in the root path which is
The problem: when I Google
site: example.com or any sub-page, I get only the homepage URL. I mean one link only. Website age is about one month and I have manually indexed it in Google and it says "URL already on Google".
That made me think I have done something wrong (because I have indexed more than one link and by searching
mysite: example.com I should see more links, not one link. So I duplicated the files. Now, I have a
robots.txt on the root, and also the same files on the duplicator folder. Hoping to solve the problem and see more links by searching my own site. Please keep in mind that I understand that it takes time to rank, I am just confused by seeing only one link despite indexing around 13 links manually.
I'm still not sure that I'm doing it right.
I'll appreciate if you share your experience with me and correct me on this so I make sure that I won't get in trouble later.