I am trying to de-index a certain url from google, but for some reason it just isn't working.
I added this snippet:
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex"/>
To this page:
And generally the page edit_park_topic.php which you can view source and see the no-index snippet.
For some reason it isn't de-indexing those pages because if you search this in google: site:comehike.com/outdoors/parks/edit_park_topic.php - it will show almost 200,000 results. And it is actually adding pages since before it was less than that.
Is the site: directive showing only the indexed pages or all of them? How can I get those pages de-indexed? Also, for the panda update, do you think having the 200k pages with that form will be damaging? I already got hit by panda for having other violations which I resolved, but my traffic had not come back, and I just discovered recently this form of which there are 200k urls.