Noindex tag is enabled but still many unwanted pages are indexed on Google

  • Hi,

    I am using the last version of RM.
    Although I have set noindex tags to the pages I don’t want to be indexed, I still can see them on google using “site:MY WEB SITE” command. overall I can see on google over 1000 indexed pages.

    I have used the same command on other search engines (bing, duckduckgo, yahoo) and there the unwanted pages are not shown. Overall I can see on those search engines about 400-500 indexed pages.

    What could be the reason for the difference in the number of the indexed pages?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • Hello Eddie,

    If you set those pages as no-index a few days ago, it can be Google didn’t remove them yet, so you just need to wait.

    About the reason for the difference in the number of indexed pages, every search engine crawls websites at their own pace, so it is normal some deindexed more pages than others.

    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.

    Thanks for your fast reply.

    Some of the pages were tagged with no-index tag few weeks ago. Is there anything else I can do except wait?

    Thanks again.

    Hello,

    You could go to the Search Console and ask it to recrawl those URLs (as the official Google documentation suggests here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6065812?hl=en).

    It is not guaranteed they will do it immediately but it could help.

    Thank you.

    Thank you. The information you provided was helpful.

    Hello Eddie,

    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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