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Why the URLs of certain freelancers profile is different?

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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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Please help me to know why the URLs of certain freelancers profile is different?

 

Egs.

This is a Friend of mine - https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~01ae4846cbefa563b0/

Mine is - https://www.upwork.com/users/~01227d0ccc72e5d169

 

My profile does not have the /o/profiles/ part in it and is not indexed on Google if you do a site:https://www.upwork.com/users/~01227d0ccc72e5d169 search on Google.

 

Also even when I search for my full name on search my profile does not appear. Please help me.

 

Best Regards,

Farhan

Farhan Fawzer
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Daniel C Member Since: Nov 21, 2010
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Farhan,

 

You have both.  They are different page formats.  Take a look at the test scores and you will see one is "Score (out of 5)", and the other is "Percentile Score".

 

https://www.upwork.com/o/profiles/users/_~01227d0ccc72e5d169/

 

The URL tells the page router which design to pull.  So it just depends on how you get to your profile, which URL format you will see.

 

Best regards,

Daniel

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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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Hi Daniel, 

 

Thanks for the update, but why isn't my profile indexed on Google (Despite I have not set to private) nor come up on search when searched using my name on upwork is my next question?

 

Thanks,

Farhan

Farhan Fawzer
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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You're the SEO guru. You tell us?

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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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LOL Jennifer, Well they appear to be blocked using the robots.txt. I'd like to know if anyone knows why?

Farhan Fawzer
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I don't see profiles blocked. A search shows plenty of users indexed 

 

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&rlz=1C1_____enUS394US394&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&i...

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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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Daniel C Member Since: Nov 21, 2010
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You know... The Robots.txt is a public file, so you can easily check...

 

https://www.upwork.com/robots.txt

 

Jennifer is right about backlinks.  Google ain't gonna' index if the spider can't crawl to the page.

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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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Especially if you have very strong backlinks they index the pages with the description snippet "A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aupwork.com%2Ffreelancers%2F&oq=site%3Aupwork.com%2Ffreelancer...

Farhan Fawzer
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Farhan F Member Since: May 8, 2015
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Got it indexed Smiley Happy now.
Farhan Fawzer
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