I don't want to use robots.txt for this. Any PHP code or any .http access lines will work like a charm. Now I show you what types of urls I want to eradicate.


Here is a robots.txt code I'm using to block such urls.

Disallow: /*sort=
Disallow: /*filters=

But the thing is Robots.txt doesn't implement Noindex tags, as it just blocks the urls from being crawled.

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If you want to use htaccess, you can use the http header X-Robots-Tag: noindex to accomplish what you need for the specific files you need, or with a pattern.

You can also provide other instructions, such as noarchive, nofollow, or even be specific for a particular crawler, for example Googlebot:

X-Robots-Tag: googlebot: nofollow
X-Robots-Tag: otherbot: noindex, nofollow

Source: https://developers.google.com/search/reference/robots_meta_tag

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