Noindex enabled but still showing in search

  • Hi, Noindex of empty categories is enabled but links still showing in search results. plus how do I control which search results end up first on google. see images attached. pls advise

    Hi, the empty categories should not have showed up search results in the first place as they are empty categories and as per rankmath settings this was enabled not to show empty categories months ago yet it did.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Zimo.
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  • Hello,

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

    If you set those no-index just few days ago and Google already indexed your categories, you will need to wait until Google crawls them again and then deindex them. It could take a few days.

    About your other question, what do you mean with “how do I control which search results end up first on google”? Could you give us more details about it?

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hello,

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

    Thank you.

    Thanks for getting in touch with us.

    Those are called sitelinks and getting them is an automatic process. Basically, you just have to have enough authority and backlinks for Google to deem your website worthy of those sitelinks.

    Here’s Google take on it:

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/47334?hl=en

    And here’s how to get sitelinks:

    https://bloggingwizard.com/google-sitelinks/

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

    So why was a category which is/has been empty and set up on rankmath months ago not to be indexed showing in search results end up in Google search results/top linked category for website?

    Hello,

    Google gets those sitelinks from the content on the homepage, so if in your homepage is any link to that category, that is how Google has found it.

    Looking forward to help you.

    Then what’s your point of having a function to let google know not to index empty categories if it’s still going to do it? As I mentioned before there is no content in that category and it is not linked on the homepage.

    Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math today.

    Would you please share with us some URL so we can check this issue further.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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