Noindex query

  • Hi

    I’ve been looking through the developer tools on my site to find out why my rankings are dropping and have found a “noindex” on all my pages, as follows:

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    I’ve taken screenshots but was unable to attach them. When I click on the ‘noindex’ link and it still took me the page and seems to be indexed.

    Should these ‘noindex’ be there? I’ve read there shouldn’t be any on a page that you want indexing, so do I need to do anything? Thanks

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  • Hello Anthony,

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

    You can upload the screenshots to https://imgur.com/ and add the links to the sensitive data section on this thread, so we can check the errors you face.

    Looking forward to helping you. Thank you.

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    Hi Anthony,

    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.

    Thanks for the explanation, all makes sense now!

    Great support…as always.

    Hello,

    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 https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/seo-by-rank-math/reviews/#new-post 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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