Pages taggeg index and both noindex…

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  • Hello,

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

    From your screenshots, Rank Math’s meta robots are already set to index and follow.

    The duplicate meta robots that show noindex and nofollow must be coming from one of your plugins or active theme.

    Assuming you are using the latest version of all the plugins and the themes (please update if not yet), to determine that, please follow this troubleshooting guide:

    Here is a video you can follow as well:

    Only the site admin would know and your users won’t be affected by this troubleshooting.

    I hope that helps.

    Thank you.

    Disabled all the plugins and the problem persists… any other idea?


    In this case, the robots tag might be added by the theme.

    In the troubleshooting mode, can you please set the default theme and see if the duplicate robots tag is removed?

    If the tag is not removed with the default theme and all other plugins disabled, we might need to take a closer look at the settings. Please edit the first post on this ticket and include your WordPress & FTP logins in the designated Sensitive Data section.

    Please do take a complete backup of your website before sharing the information with us.
    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:

    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):

    We really look forward to helping you.


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

    Thank you.


    I can check that there is a filter in your child theme’s functions.php file that is adding the noindex tag to the archive pages:

    Please remove the filter to remove the noindex tag.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you need any other assistance.


    It certainly helps a lot 🙂 Sorry for any trouble and deeply appreciate your time!


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

    If you don’t mind us 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 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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