Upon first submitting our sitemap, we didn't take into account the index of archive pages. With 50,000 articles, we're seeing lots of archive pages results (i.e.
News (Page 40 of 876))
Since then we've placed
<meta name="robots" content="noindex"> in the head of our archives template and resubmitted the sitemap. Now, Google is indexing the sitemap slowly but surely and we still see the archives showing up in results. It's been around a week.
Is there something else we should be doing, or is it just a waiting game?