Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#5807 new defect (bug) images shouldn't use and similar

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp's profile jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Showcase Keywords: seo


Showcase pages (like and the commercial themes page use as an image CDN.

However, that /mshots/v1/ path is blocked via (as are equivalent paths, like

That means that Google etc can't see any of those images, which causes SEO problems.

These images should be altered to use

Change History (4)

#1 @Otto42
3 years ago

The mshots are literally screenshots of other sites. Why would these make any difference to our SEO?

If anything, I would think that blocking *all* images on showcases from Google's view would be preferable from an SEO perspective. None of the images there are relevant to any of our content.

#2 @jonoaldersonwp
3 years ago

I'm not sure I follow your logic. The image is an important component of the page; it's literally the whole point of the showcase. Why would blocking it make sense?

#3 @dd32
3 years ago

One hacky workaround for this would be to load mshots via the Photon CDN, which would take care of this short term at least.

Not ideal, but I tend to agree that not blocking the majority of the visual content on these pages is surely going to help the SEO factor in some form.

#4 @jonoaldersonwp
3 years ago

Ooh, that is indeed hacky, but definitely viable!

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