GSC – Indexed Warning

  • Hi Michael,

    I hope you are well. It seems that the NoIndex Paginated Pages Option in Titles and Meta \ Misc Pages is not working. I have set it to On, but blog pages are being indexed in Google as highlighted in GSC. I’ll include screenshots in the next post so this does not get marked as “pending”.

    Thank you for your help.


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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and sorry for any inconvenience that might have been caused due to that.

    I can see that the page is set to noindex. Activating the noindex option automatically removes the canonical tag.

    This should fix itself the next time Google crawls your site and detects the noindex tag.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

    Hi Michael, thanks for getting back to me.

    The thing is the no-index option has been set for the past 2 months, and I have many times re-indexed and resubmitted sitemap since then, so it appears to be malfunctioning.


    I have just checked the URLs displayed in your screenshot but I couldn’t find them indexed on Google. Are they still displayed as indexed on Google Search Console?

    Looking forward to help you.


    Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt indicates that Google has found your page, but has also found an instruction to ignore it in your robots file, which means it won’t show up in results and you shouldn’t be worried.

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

    Hi Michael, I was under the impression the RankMath setting to noindex paginated blog pages would prevent Google from indexing them?


    If you check the page’s source, you should see the noindex.

    If the page is still getting indexed, that means Google hasn’t either seen the new robots tag yet or they are ignoring it and indexing your page anyway.

    Hi Todd,

    The noindex is there in view source:

    <meta name="robots" content="follow, noindex"/>

    Why would Google ignore it? It’s been in place for a couple of months now, so I’m pretty sure Google would have seen it by now.

    Thanks for your help.


    Hi Michael,

    THen the Rank Math is inputting the tag correctly.

    Maybe Google hasn’t seen the page yet or had no reason to crawl it since they did last time.

    You can try running your URL on this testing tool:

    Let us know what you see.

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    Entering in the URL inspection tool in GSC generates the same warning as per my initial screenshot:

    URL is on Google, but has issues
    It can appear in Google Search results (if not subject to a manual action or removal request). However, some issues prevent it from being eligible for all enhancements.

    Indexed, though blocked by robots.txt

    If I click Test Live URL it says:

    URL is not available to Google
    It cannot be indexed

    So I’m not entirely sure how to interpret the results.


    I just checked your robots.txt and you are blocking the indexation of that URL:

    So meanwhile it says it could appear in the Search Results, it shouldn’t since the page is set as no-index. If it shows and you don’t want, you will need just to wait until Google removes it or you could try this:

    Looking forward to help you.

    Hi Alberto,

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I don’t want the blog paginations indexed or they will likely be flagged as duplicate content, which is why I set the No Index option in RankMath and also disallowed in robots.txt

    The google removal tool only provides a temporary block.



    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    Since the URL is not being crawled by google, it should be removed from search results in time give it some time and let us know. You can also submit a removal request to google.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.



    Since we did not hear back from you for 15 days, we are assuming that you found the solution. We are closing this support ticket.

    If you still need assistance or any other help, please feel free to open a new support ticket, and we will be more than happy to assist.

    Thank you.

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