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I have around 95% low quality articles in my web site. I don't need to delete them because those are for users. I don't want to search engine traffic also those articles. Those articles just for loyal readers to read after visiting my site. So I can't delete them and those have just around 50 words per artciles and I don't want to add more also.

And I never want to SEO traffic for those low quality articles.

But other 5% articles are really high quality and I am targeting SEO traffic for them.

But I don't want to affect those quality articles from low quality one.

So I can no-index adding <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> for those low quality articles. Is it enough? Or I have to do something more? Or is there any solution?

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You don't say how may articles there are, however based on this article https://developers.google.com/webmasters/control-crawl-index/docs/robots_meta_tag using the meta-tag is enough. Whether you can add them to all your pages is another story.

However it will only work with well behaved spiders.

  • Thanks for the answer. There will be nearly 20-30 quality articles when starting and then there will be added 1-4 articles per month. There are 1000+ low quality articles and every day adding nearly about 10-50 low quality articles. – Damith Ruwan May 26 '17 at 7:26
  • Your question was "is it enough" the answer above shows it is...but that doesn't mean it will be easy to implement. – Steve May 26 '17 at 7:34
  • What do you mean by "However it will only work with well behaved spiders."? – Damith Ruwan May 26 '17 at 9:05
  • Search engine crawlers are also known as spiders (because they crawl around the web, get it?). Not all of them behave the rules. – Steve May 28 '17 at 11:11

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