Images show on google search

  • I have a site that use a plugin to create Online Photo Proofing and that is hidden from standard users, I search on google for and I found that this pictures as been publish there.
    The plugin don’t import the pictures as a media file from the wordpress soo i don’t know what configurations change to remove this?

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by  Ivo Tavares.
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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 have checked your sitemap file and you have included media on your sitemap which means that Google is able to index the images and add them to the SERP.

    I can suggest that you disable the option to add media to your sitemap by heading over to Rank Math > Sitemaps Settings > Media tab as shown below:

    You can also go ahead and change the robots meta for media items to noindex via Rank Math > Titles & Meta > Media as shown below:

    I hope this info helps. Thank you.


    the problem is not one that links that are on the sitemap, I check it and don’t find the links that are identify on the google and suppose to be hidden, all of them are from this /wp-content/uploads/picu/collections/*****/. This is a custom post called collection and I check all the noindex, nofollow, ++ in all the configuration from rankmath referred to this custom post. But google recognize it no only the imagens but the link to that post. what can I do?


    Thanks for the additional info.

    We might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.
    Sensitive Data Section

    It is completely secure and only our support staff has access to that section. If you want, you can use the below plugin to generate a temporary login URL to your website and share that with us instead:

    Temporary Login Without Password

    You can use the above plugin in conjunction with the WP Security Audit Log to monitor what changes our staff might make on your website (if any):

    WP Security Audit Log

    We really look forward to helping you.


    I have updated the sensitive data as requested. Can you please check further?

    Thank you.

    I have add login on the SENSITIVE DATA.


    Please add this line to your robots.txt file to disallow Google from crawling and indexing that folder:
    Disallow: /wp-content/uploads/picu/collections/*

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

    thanks 🙂


    We are super happy that this resolved your issue. If you have any other questions in the future, know that we are here to help you.

    If you don’t mind me asking, could you please leave us a review (if you haven’t already) on about your overall experience with Rank Math? We appreciate your time and patience.

    If you do have another question in the future, please feel free to create a new forum topic, and it will be our pleasure to assist you again.

    Thank you.

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