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Redirected to www, but Google is indexing no-www without snippets, should I use noindex instead?

I started my blog a month ago and was using non www version for my website. Then, I recently decided to stick to www.example.com version. So I changed it and Google has indexed the www version ...
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Google Search Console reports error for 'noindex' tag on sitemap

My sitemap is dynamically generated by Yoast SEO WordPress plugin, and is returned with noindex. I submitted the sitemap URL to Google Search Console, but it reports an error: Submitted URL marked ‘...
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How to avoid indexing AJAX requested URLs without also blocking the page from which the call is made?

We use AJAX to include some dynamic, context based content into a normal HTML page. The answer of this HTML call is an HTML segment without HTML headers. The problem is that Google is indexing these ...
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How to 'noindex' a specific image on a specific page on my website?

I'm generally aware how the noindex HTML tag works and how to use it. However, I haven't managed to find a way to not index specific images on specific pages on my website. I'm looking for a ...
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Prevent page indexing externally _without_ affecting internal google site search?

Is it possible to prevent google search from indexing a page, but still allow that page to be indexed by the custom search engine used for on-site search? Our presenting problem concerns content we ...
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SEO: Deindex member profile pages?

I have a forum where users can register and automatically a profile page is created, like here in Stackexchange. The problem with these pages is that sometimes users creates accounts at different ...
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Google Search Console detects issue with noindex pages excluded from sitemap, why? How to resolve?

Google emails me this: Message type: [WNC-10030322] Search Console Page indexing issues detected in [DOMAIN] To the owner of [DOMAIN]: Search Console has identified that your site is affected by 1 ...
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SEO impact on ranking for pages that are linked only from 1 page that is noindex/follow and is paginated

I don't think my problem classifies as Orphan Pages, but read on and be the judge. I run a small "e-commerce" website that suffers from all the common issues like product description ...
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No indexing to all the URLs ending in feed

I want to add no indexing to all the URLs ending in "/feed" using an x-robots-tag. There is a code to noindex doc files <FilesMatch ".doc$"> Header set X-Robots-Tag "...
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"NOINDEX, FOLLOW" turns into NOFOLLOW eventually. Solution is Canonical?

I have recently discovered that Google treats "noindex,follow" pages as "noindex,nofollow" eventually -> https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/a/115879 I have a website with hotel listings. I provide ...
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Screaming Frog marking duplicate on noindex pages

Screaming Frog is detecting as duplicate all login pages of my site despite I have the directive robots-noindex. Do I have a problem on my site, or is just a false positive from Screaming Frog? It ...
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noindex all posts and doindex all tags

I have a Tumblr-style picture blog running on WordPress. The blog has only one picture per post, and thousands of pics all tagged. Let's pretend its all pics of cars; each post has one pic of a car, ...
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Block short URL in robots.txt

We have example.com/article-page-one/ This page has a short URL in Wordpress like this : example.com/?p=1 In this page we put short URL for users. What will happen if we block short URL? The robots....
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Can I fix noindex errors in Google Search Console for webp images?

Google Search Console is showing a noindex error for my images in the WEBP image format, and I don't know how to fix this problem. Does this type of noindex error cause any problems? How can I get ...
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Should I index user-generated content (UGC) products on my website or not? Should I add them to the sitemap?

We are a marketplace and our users introduce their products on our website through seller panels. In other words, these contents are user-generated content (UGC). Considering that the introduced ...
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How can Noindex a parked domain?

I have a main domain and it is index and follow. and another domain is parked on main domain. how can Noindex parked domain? I don't want Google to index the parked domain.
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how to remove noindex nofollow code that is only showing on Googlebot Smartphone

A website running OpenCart v3 has had "noindex, no follow" added to the code somewhere so that it only shows when viewed by Googlebot Smartphone. I debugged via Dev Tools and found the meta ...
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Reproduce the API links appearing in Google search results

We have the following problem. The links to our API (that doesn't require any authentication) have suddenly started showing up in Google and Bing search results. As far as we know, these links have ...
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can i deeplink my product pages which are not allowed to be crawled by robots

I have a set of pages which i have blocked by the robots and i don't want them to appear in search results. But if i am targetting users on this page via email/ad campaigns i want a possibility of ...
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