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    Including wordpress categories and tags in search results


    I just did a site:domain.com in google to check my indexed pages and I noticed a lot of pages from:
    - categories
    - tags
    - portfolio
    etc

    I use Yoast and I notice I can change a setting so pages under those headings are set to noindex. I was wondering if I should do this?

    If I have less pages in the search results will it give more weight to the actual pages I want indexed? Go from a few hundred to maybe 50 or so?

    I guess to truly remove them I need to set them to noindex and then remove url from google search console?

    thanks
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    Never use the no index feature or remove urls from Google unless you have a very good reason.

    None of which have you mentioned in your post. You go no indexing and removing urls from Google for the reasons you have mentioned and most likely you will harm your current rankings.

    Originally Posted by barryk
    If I have less pages in the search results will it give more weight to the actual pages I want indexed? Go from a few hundred to maybe 50 or so?
    No it does not work this way. Do not do this is my advice.
    Last edited by KnowOneSpecial; Jun 13th, 2018 at 04:17 PM.

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