Noindex Error

  • Resolved ShoutingSandy

    Today I got an error message on the Google Search console. It’s saying that 7 submitted URLs marked noindex and all of them are tag pages (URL).
    So my question is how to react to this. Whether we exclude tags and category URLs from indexing?
    Is there any effect on search results or rankings? I need your guidance.

    Thank You

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for contacting Rank Math and bringing your concern to our attention. I’m sorry for the delay and for any inconvenience this issue may have caused you.

    Could you confirm if you have intentionally noindexed your tag pages? If not, you can set the default Robots meta for your tag pages in Rank Math > Titles & Meta > Post > Tags
    Index Tags Robots

    Please also make sure to check those pages individually for the index robots meta
    Individual Tag Index

    If the issue still persists after marking them as index, could you please share some URLs to check further?

    I hope that helps. Thank you, and looking forward to your update.


    Thank You for the reply.

    One more thing, should we keep on the tag archive robot meta [as in screenshot] or keep it close?

    Thank You


    Turning on Tag archives robots meta allows you to set Custom values for robots meta tag on Tag archives.

    However, If you are not sure whether you should index tags and categories or not, you can refer to this article:

    I hope this helps. Looking forward to helping you.


    Thank you for the valuable insights. Further, I don’t want Tag URLs to be indexed, then what would be the preferred settings? Also, I don’t want Google Search Console to crawl and throw a noindex error. Please guide.

    Thank You


    Thank you for keeping in touch with us.

    To set your tags URLs to noindex, you may head over to your WordPress Dashboard > Rank Math > Titles & Meta > Post > Tags, enable “Tag Archives Robots Meta” and make sure to turn on “No Index” as mentioned by my colleague.
    titles & meta

    After doing so, clear your website cache (if you have any), remove your sitemap page from your Google Search Console and submit your primary sitemap. Your primary sitemap should look like this:

    Give Google a couple of days to recrawl your website and see if the issue goes away.

    Let us know how it goes. We are looking forward to helping you.


    Thank you Reinelle, Anas, and Jermy for your valuable guidance.



    I am happy it helped you. Do you have any other questions or do you want us to mark this as solved?

    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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