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I have a site, when I search for all pages in Google, I see many invalid pages. I checked google web master tools for removing urls. but it takes much time. I want to redirect all invalid pages individually to the index page.

Does this affect seo?

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    Better you redirect those pages to not found page instead of index page. – Helping Hands Dec 30 '14 at 10:13
  • Great! thanks, but does this work also removes the page from google index? – Hossein Margani Dec 30 '14 at 10:14
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    Not.Google will consider that page as "not found" pages. If you want to prevent page from index , then you can put code : <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> in that page <head></head> section. – Helping Hands Dec 30 '14 at 10:19
  • How about redirect them to a page like "/noindex.html" with that meta tag? Does this removes the page from google index? – Hossein Margani Dec 30 '14 at 10:21
  • Please check my updated answer. – Helping Hands Dec 30 '14 at 10:23
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I think you should redirect invalid pages to "not found" pages instead of index.

If you want to prevent google to index any specific page then put below code between section <head> </head>of that page :

 <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">

If you want to prevent all other search engines to index any specific page then put below code between section <head> </head>of that page :

 <meta name="robots" content="noindex">
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  • How about redirect them to a page like "/noindex.html" with that meta tag? Does this removes the page from google index? – Hossein Margani Dec 30 '14 at 10:26
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    Yes you can do that and set meta as per my answer for noindex.html. – Helping Hands Dec 30 '14 at 10:29

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