Why won't Google index my sub-domain's job listings?

by KDP   Last Updated August 24, 2015 17:01 PM

Thanks in advance for your help with this one. Our website has a sub-domain that uses a tool which shares our job listings. We would like for these job listings to become indexed in Google search results. The biggest hurdle is that we are unable to upload a sitemap to the subdomain (long story,) so I am trying some work-arounds to get Google to notice these pages.

To date, I have attempted the following:

  • Created a separate property in Google Webmaster Tools for the subdomain (http://jobs.gotoagile.com), manually "fetching" a few links as Google, and submitting them for indexing. None of them have been indexed, and it has been more than one week.

    • Uploaded a separate sitemap for the subdomain to the root domain (http://gotoagile.com); created a separate GWT property for the root domain, and submitted the sitemap to GWT. The sitemap returns no errors when I check it in GWT and all of its pages are recognized. However, none of its pages were indexed, and it has been more than one week.

I don't think the Robot.txt is the issue, but here is the information:

User-agent: *

Disallow: /cgi-bin/

Disallow: /wp-admin/

Disallow: /wp-includes/

Disallow: /feed/

Disallow: /trackback/

#Disallow: wp-login.php

Disallow: wp-signup.php

Disallow: /xmlrpc.php

My suspicion is that this is some issue with the tool on the sub-domain that I am not seeing, but I'd love to find out that there is something else going on that we can fix. Again, I appreciate your help!

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