Indexed homepage and sub pages

#1

Hey,
Can indexed subpages like 2,3,4 etc be bad for seo?
I have been getting a duplicate meta description, duplicate H1 title error due to that!

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#2

Yeah, You must noindex them, NOTE: Don’t add unfollow to those pages because they help google crawl webite better

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#3

Yes, do not index the following pages if your blog is on WordPress.
i.) Category Pages
ii.) Blog Sub-pages
iii.) Tags
iv.) Archives

You should set no-index, follow meta tag on all these pages. If you are using Yoast SEO, tweak your settings accordingly.

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#4

how to tweak this in yoast. Kindly let me know the steps.
From what i have learnt i have done the setting correct, didnt find any setting for blog subpages. Category tags are no-index from start
From what i know earlier their was a dedicated option for it but now i can’t find that
@MyilRaj
@GulshanKumar

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#5

yoast recommends adding %%page%% in seo title. Lol editing tons of articles is going to take lot of time this way

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#6

I am not saying that you have forgotten, if things are correct then it’s ok you can move.
For settings, PM Me and I will help you.

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#7

Fix

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#8

Bro its quite confusing. I went ahead and read that before jumping in. Every one had one code or other and one way or other. Please copy paste the step i need to do so i can fix it on the go!

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#9
  1. Login to WordPress
  2. Go to Add new Plugin
  3. Search for Code Snippets
  4. Click Install
  5. Click activate
  6. Go to Code Snippets menu > Add new
  7. Name the snippet “Noindex subpage”
  8. Add below snippet
// Noindex subpages
function gk_subpage_fix() {
if(is_paged()) echo '<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"/>';}
add_action('wp_head', 'gk_subpage_fix');
  1. Keep, run everywhere selected. (Default)
  2. Save and activate.

Done.

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#10

Thanks mate.
Also do you recommend not indexing contact us and privacy policy pages or should i leave them as it is

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#12

followed above steps
will it take sometime to fix issue or just clearing cache will fix it?

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#13

It may take up to a few weeks.

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#14

sir, please check this @GulshanKumar


After i applied he above thing i saw half of my pages got out of coverage, out of 40 posts only 10-25 are listed now.
Kindly let me understand what just happened

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#15

I think, it’s normal…

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#16

will that lead to de-indexing of my posts? or whats exactly happening? can you give an insight

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#17

Recently, Google suffered from the deindexing bug, I guess this could be one reason.

By the way, it always best to perform site audit and fix any possible issue.

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#19

yeah, got it sir ji!

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