Common value for a HTML robots meta tag.

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can the x-robots instruction noindex be good enough to declare duplicate content?

I still have a feeling that at least one search engine in the entire world does not support rel-canonical like google does. On top of that, rel-canonical offers less flexibility especially when ...
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Should I tag bad content with noindex?

I have a site with a lot of use generated content. Users can down and upvote content of other users. Ratings can be negative. More or less SE style. Should I add avoid indexing bad content? (ugc with ...
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Disable Indexing Specific Images or based on Size

I am working on a project where i need to disable specific images from indexing or based on size i need disable index from google, i am not having any idea than adding this below code in robots.txt ...
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Does the Title and meta description for noindex pages influence SEO ranking in any way for the rest of the indexed pages?

I have a bunch of pages set on "noindex". Does the title on these pages influence ranking or SEO factors in any way for the rest of the indexed pages? Or can I leave them using a "generic" title?
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if an HTTP page can be cached by proxy should I put “noindex” in the HTTPS version or not?

I have a Blog where each page have a static version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=false over HTTP, and a dynamic version served with dynamic url mysite.com/mypage?logged=true over ...
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URL in sitemap with temporary/dynamic noindex

Our scenario is we've got multiple pages set up for category-based browsing, such as example.com/products/boardgames A list of the canonical URLs for the categories is in the sitemap, with a frequency ...
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Should Portfolio pages about web development use noindex?

My site includes a Portfolio, and one category is Web Development. There, I have pages for some sites that I developed. The question is, should I allow those pages to be indexed by search engines? ...
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Why does my staging site show up in Google even though my robots.txt file shouldn't allow it? [duplicate]

I'm having a lot of trouble with something that should be simple. I don't want my development site indexed by Google. According to Google's instructions, and just about everything else I can find says ...
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Should i noindex low/quality duplicate content tag pages?

Google have indexed 300k tag pages of my site, these are automatically generated based on the words on the title of each entry so it's likely to see pages which doesn't make much sense like: ...
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Preventing some parts of the pages of a site from being indexed [duplicate]

My website has links like: <a href="messages.aspx">Messages<span>3</span></a> Well google indexes these links as: Messages3 I have read some articles for preventing google ...
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Should I remove Google indexed pages before requesting a review after thin content manual action

Following on from my previous question - NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action? Firstly, If I noindex all pages causing the manual action, is that enough for me to ...
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NOINDEX large number of pages to fix Google thin content manual action?

I've just been hit with a site wide manual spam action on Google due to a significant percentage of 'Thin content with little or no added value'. I have a large number of posts that are affiliate ...
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How does “Noindex:” in robots.txt work?

I ran across this article in my SEO news today. It seems to imply that you can you use Noindex: directives in addition to the standard Disallow: directives in robots.txt. Disallow: /page-one.html ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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How do search engines behave when encountering noindex?

I have a question about the behaviour of search engines when they encounter meta name="robots" content="noindex" If I use the meta tag format of robots, I know that search engines will not index the ...
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rel=canonical for archive pages

I'm trying to figure what is the correct use of rel=canonical in case of archive pages (be it date, author, category etc). Basically, I want them indexed but nofollowed noindexed but followed, as ...
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How can we deal with thin content pages with fluctuating content?

We have identified a large number of pages on our e-commerce site which we are sure will be considered thin content. These pages are categories of products which have "0 products" in them. The issue ...
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Removing/Adding Google Listings

I have a site with user generated pages where the user can make their page "published" or "unpublished". My problem is, their pages are often indexed high on Google (usually in the top 3) and so when ...
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Noindex metatag in alternate mobile version of page with canonical to desktop… What consequences?

I have a desktop site to serve content for desktop and tablet users. I also have a mobile version of the site to cater to mobile phone visitors. Desktop pages have the following kind of annotations ...
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Googlebot follows rel=“nofollow” links

I would like to hide all pages of our website from being read or indexed by Googlebot, except several thousand of pages which were selected for indexing. The site was launched in April 2015. The ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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What are the reasons for using the meta tag “noindex, follow”?

Besides using the meta tag for hiding, say, the sitemap to prevent your site appearing spammy, are there any other situations for using noindex, follow?
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Google Indexed demo site with same content [duplicate]

I have two server one is production abc.com other demo.abc.com problem is Google has indexed the demo server as well. What is fastest possible fix to it and to remove it from Google index? What ...
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Will the noindex Meta stop page indexing but still allow crawling

We have a property site that contains approximately 5000 properties. The search facility and subsequent Filter mechanism has resulted in Google indexing over 400 000 pages. Question: Will adding ...
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X-Robots-Tag: noindex on an HTTP 302 response to remove subdomain

This very related to this question "X-Robots-Tag: noindex" on an HTTP 301 response, however I don't see a definitive answer. We have subdomains we use for our affiliate links, the ...
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Would adding noindex on index.html stop main domain from being indexed?

For various reasons, I don't want my domain.com/index.html from being indexed because I have the same file with the same content but called domain.com/home.html instead. Now I added the noindex meta ...
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How to do SEO for a business listing website that contains temporarily available content

I am building a business directory page where the user can filter through locations and different branches. The directory uses a freemium-model which means that the basic listings are completely free ...
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Robots.txt vs. Noindex Tags

According to matt cutts, even though we block the page using Robots.txt , it is better using noindex tag. ( Source : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBdEwpRQRD0) If it is blocked by Robots.txt, how ...
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Should you noidex paginated pages or use rel=next/rel=prev

On out site we use pagination in two places: 1) Category Pages We have our articles segmented by category and each category has 100's of articles so we paginate at 10 articles per page. We use the ...
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should you let search result page to be indexed

I have a pages of a catalogs, which contains a list of keywords of all products inside that catalogs, and I want to create a link from those keywords to a search page. For example, if the page ...
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Should I nofollow a link to a noindex page?

If I have a page on my blog that is marked noindex or blocked by robots.txt should I mark all links within my blog that point to that page as rel="nofollow" or not? Example: I publish a post on my ...
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Is Google indexing pages that has no connection with other pages? [duplicate]

I am working on a web project that has nearly 100 thousand instant users and there is a webpage that we are using for test cases. There are no links pointing to it from other pages. It shouldn't be ...
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Is it possible to regain a site's traffic after losing some to a transfer / merge?

After merging two sites to a third, using proper 301 redirects and transferring the domains in Google webmaster tools, overall traffic dropped by ~50%. One of the original sites was getting a plenty ...
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What is the empirical way to tell that Google has removed a URL from the index?

After merging two sites, one with ~40 URLs and one with ~700 URLs (due to a forum) the result was that overall traffic decreased by ~50%. I want to get the traffic back, as it was organic and a ...
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Do noindex,follow pages pass pagerank / link juice?

Assuming one marks a page as 'noindex,follow', is PageRank / link juice passed to other pages nevertheless?
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Is adding noindex for new product pages a good idea?

When adding batch products to an eCommerce website, is it a good idea to initially have noindex on the product page? After manually reviewing individual products, should I remove the noindex tag? ...
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Does noindex metatag have a negative effect on the canonical URLs PageRank?

A page has this URL: http://example.com/pages/some-page/ There's a pagination on this page which uses a GET parameter page which would result in URLs like: ...
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Having an iframe of which inside the page has a noindex nofollow tag would it affect the rankings of the page having the iframe? Is it cloaking?

We have a website with video content delivered from a video studio and hosted on their site since we don't want to load our server with it. The content we are embedding is payed for and we don't to ...
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Can I benefit from links to pages on my site which have a `noindex` meta tag?

I'm trying to understand if/how I can benefit from people linking to pages on my site which are with pages that have a noindex meta tag. 2 actions I'm considering to perform: Remove the robots.txt ...
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Removing existing filtered pages from Google's index: noindex / 301 / canonical to non-filtered page?

I've decided to remove some of my site's pages from the Google index to focus more of the indexed pages on higher quality pages. The pages I'm going to remove are already in the index. These removed ...
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Should I set NOINDEX header for my JS, CSS and image files?

Are there any harms if my site send NOINDEX headers for all my static assets? For image files, I refer to those valueless, e.g. background images, button images, etc. Update: more background ...
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Should I add rel nofollow to internal links which already have meta noindex?

Let's say I have a products page with listing producsts and the page has pagination. I would like the 1st page to have all the SE ranking weight so I decided to put meta noindex on the rest of the ...
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Panda 4: Reducing #indexed pages. How much is enough?

I've been hit by panda 4 (40% decrease). I didn't see any change during panda 1-3. From what I've read it and when compared to my site, the change is probably due to the fact that I have over 30M ...
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How to noindex a 404 page using .htaccess?

I have several 404 not found pages which I would like to noindex through .htaccess. how do I do it with X-Robots-Tag?
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Legal pages showing up in our Google Sitelinks

Our Terms of Service page (oursite.com/terms) is persistently showing up as the first of our Google Sitelinks, despite repeated demotions over the course of many weeks and the fact that we have plenty ...
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What is the proper SEO handling of pages appearing in popups using IFRAMEs?

I am working on a CMS which makes use of IFRAMEs to display some forms, for illustration, say a Search form. So the user clicks the Search button and the website reacts by opening a popup window which ...
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Why doesn't Google remove my noindex and 404 pages?

I've added 404 error codes and no-index meta tag to pages quite some time ago. However, when I check in Google Webmaster Tools, looking at the graph of "removed" pages from their index, I see very low ...
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Why would I use a robots.txt file? [duplicate]

From what I understand after reading Google's Controlling Crawling and Indexing: The purpose of robots.txt file is to disallow crawling of some URLs, but those can still be indexed (and appear in ...
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Is it good ideo seo point of view- to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea seo point of view to give noindex or nofollow to labels and tags? I am creating a blog with tagging post. What is the best strategy for tag pages?
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sitemap.xml approach on non-indexed site

On a site that has a robots.txt file that disallows all crawling... User-agent: * Disallow: / ...does it matter what the sitemap.xml content is? Is it better, or does it make a difference at all, ...