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    Stop Google Indexing WordPress Image Attachment Pages


    Hello all,

    My Wordpress website has gave all my images a URL and Google has picked them all up and they are being displayed in the search results.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to stop this?

    Website: www.tgfsecurity.co.uk


    Thanks
    Last edited by Hikin Mike; Sep 13th, 2018 at 11:15 AM.
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    You have deliberately asked Google to index them. You have created many many doorway pages. Your site is in disarray and you should fix it.

    I bet you are having many other problems as well. Especially getting it ranked I would think. Your images are replacing the pages in the serps I am thinking, is this correct ?

    Undo your deliberate indexing of the images. The issue there is you have to wait for Google to drop them after you remove them. Do not , I repeat DO NOT USE THE URL REMOVAL TOOL !
    Then fix your doorway pages. The images are an easy fix, but the doorway pages, that is a whole other matter.

    I am curious what are you ranking for on the 1st page of Google.
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    you can use htaccess to fix it, but why would you? image links give you extra traffic
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    Simple solution for you through Yoast: https://kb.yoast.com/kb/redirect-image-attachment-urls/
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    His issue was schema markup.. it was deliberately indexing the images... I was hoping he OP would delve into his problem and fix it on his own with the clue I gave them.

    In fact they have resolve and removed the schema that was the problem. Either by the use of the recommended tool by Thomas Harvey or by manual editing of the offending schema.
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    We have been looking into that issue on a few of our sites. Wordpress is creating these pages by default and it's quite tricky to get them to stop... It's not anything we have asked Google to do.
    Since we stopped indexing these pages the number of indexed pages in the serp has declined, but it has not affected our ranking.

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