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Don't add nofollow to your noindex, as you want PageRank to flow through those pages to toehrs normally; you just don’t want them indexed. Therefore, on the pages you don't want indexed, just add to the section. Make sure to remove your robots.txt exclusions, as with them present, the meta won't be seen, and the pages won't be removed. An alternate, ...


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In your case, instead of preventing indexing for your 404 pages, you should consider to create a specific 404 page by adding this line in your .htaccess file: ErrorDocument 404 /specific-404-page/ All your current 404 pages would be redirected to your specific 404 page and would be removed from search engines' index. If your current 404 pages are old ...


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You should be fine with noindexing the page, as there is no legal requirement to have T&C pages indexed (nor even included on a site). However you might want to do a back link check and check traffic to the page in GA first; perhaps people are linking to the page (unlikely) or it gets a lot of traffic and this could be why it keeps getting picked? If ...


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You could move your form urls to a folder that is blocked via robots.txt file. Then the search engines don´t even bother crawling those. Your plan to integrate your forms via iframe in your CMS does not seem to be the best approach to me though, at least from a technical and user experience point of view.


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The graph you are looking at in Webmaster Tools showing 'removed' I presume that is the index status graph and if so, that shows URLs removed by manual request and not through normal 404 site maintenance. Look under Crawl > Crawl Errors and you should see recent 404 pages.


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Days, Weeks and Months... It can take Google days, weeks and even months for Google to remove pages marked noindex, robots and 404's. Generally it takes Google several crawls before Google acts on the new information of a page. User Errors It should be also noted that more than often users make human errors and create 404's, noindexs and so forth by ...


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Sadly, you are taking all of the steps with the removal process. Google Webmasters also explains this issue with their YouTube video. It takes a good while for the actual removal process from all of Google and the search engine. Try to be patient now, and it will happen. Also, you have to remember, Google is indexing, re-indexing, and deleting records from ...


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If you marked those pages with a noindex meta tag, there are two possible reasons I see: Googlebot didn't reindex the site yet and you don't have wait enough (it can take a lot of time like several weeks, it depends on the site crawl rate) You use 404 instead of 410 HTTP status (Gone)



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