False no index

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  • Hello,

    It is a pretty common mistake to open the page source and search for a noindex tag to see if the page is marked as noindex or not. In your case, you saw the mention of noindex and assumed that the page is set as noindex. The actual noindex tag is added like this:

    <meta robots="noindex">

    But, the one you mentioned in your post refers to the No Index option that Rank Math offers in the admin menu bar.
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    It is pretty easy to mistake the two especially if you do not have full knowledge of how the noindex tag works and how it is supposed to look like.

    You can confirm the presence (or absence) of the actual robots noindex tag on this 3rd party website:

    https://smallseotools.com/meta-tags-analyzer/

    So, nothing to worry about if the above website says it is index. Your page is definitely not set to noindex 🙂

    Hope that helps and please do not hesitate to let us know if you need our assistance with anything else.

    Hi Alberto,

    I understand how index and no index works. I have tested this page for example: https://batkomachines.com/fr/qui-sommes-nous/

    In your tool the page is indexed but Google Webmaster Tools (GWT) mentions that the page has meta no index? Is this a bug in GWT?

    Hello,

    Even if check your URL with a third party tool such as this: https://smallseotools.com/meta-tags-analyzer/ you will note your page is set to index:

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    Please clear your site cache, then head to your GSC and revalidate these URLs again.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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