Is it temporary or is it time to start worrying and switch to something else?
The news that Yandex stopped indexing the websites created at wix.com. was first featured on June 5th. Worried webmasters started discussing the situation saying that websites builders are better not used at all anymore.
The team of jetoctopus.com web-crawler decided to study the problem and see whether all Wix websites are really not indexed by Yandex.
To do that for 24 hours we had crawled all the known .ru domains – that’s 5.62 mln and selected only the working Wix ones – 21.959.
From that figure we took about a half – 10 thousand domains – and checked their indexation:
As you see only 11% of Wix sites index pages are indexed by Yandex, it is just the other way round with Google.
According to Mikhail Slivinsky, the head of the Yandex webmaster service, the problem is caused by Yandex and is to be solved shortly.
Mikhail Slivinsky: “– Some sites using ajax may have faced some difficulties with Yandex-bot lately. At the moment we’re busy testing some changes at our end. Within a couple of days the situation will be improved”.
- to hope the problem will be solved soon on either the search system or the constructor side;
- to switch to another CMS.
This situation shows that it is very important to keep a strict eye on your site technical condition, no matter what technologies it is based on - surprises may come any time.
Read more: How we scanned the Internet and what we’ve found.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Serge Bezborodov is a CTO of JetOctopus. He is a professional programmer with 9+ years of experience. He has worked with aggregators for 5 years - vacancies, real estate, cars. Also, he has experience in design DB architecture and query optimization. Serge has crawled more than 160 mln pages, 40 TB of data with JetOctopus.