Shortened URLs not indexing in search


#1

Why are some shortened URLs resolved by twitter (as in - the long URL is indexed by search, as well as Twitter Card is displayed) and some aren’t? We have a simple URL shortener, and our URLs don’t seem to be indexed/resolved by Twitter at all. Example statuses:


Link to the same domain, shortened with ow.ly is indexed properly:
https://twitter.com/3marcin/status/463930775910768640

any help would be appreciated.


#2

Hi,

Your URL is not being indexed because your robots.txt file (http://boom.do/robots.txt) disallow that, as its content shows:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Please take a look at the docs in https://dev.twitter.com/docs/cards/troubleshooting#twitterbot to see how to solve that problem.


#3

Dear Luis,
may the gods bless you with huge riches and many children. Or just a lot of bubble gum, if that be your poison of choice. It worked.

sincerely,
@3marcin