Do you want to Noindex all categories and tags in your WordPress site? Categories and tags create duplicate content issues on your site. Also, Google does not consider it as a quality page. These work as user-navigation on your site, but they don’t add any value to search engines.
In this tutorial, I’m going to share how to add noindex attribute to your WordPress category and tag pages.
So, let’s get started…
How To Noindex WordPress Categories and Tags
There are many WordPress users who do not know how to noindex WordPress categories and tags. If you are also struggling with this problem then you are in the right place. Here we will show two way to keep WordPress tags and categories as “noindex”.
1. Noindex WordPress Categories and Tags Using Plugin
A. Noindex Tags and Categories using Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin that helps to improve your WordPress SEO. It comes with some important features that include noindex for tags and categories.
First, click on SEO >> Search Appearance >> Taxonomies and follow the screenshot below.
B. Noindex Tags and Categories using All in One SEO Pack
All in One SEO Pack is also a very popular and good WordPress SEO plugin. It is the best alternative of Yoast SEO.
First, click on All in One SEO Pack >> General Settings then scroll to Noindex Settings. Follow the screenshot below
2. Noindex WordPress Categories and Tags Using Robots.txt File
The robots.txt file helps to understand to search engine bots which part of the site you want to index in search engine.
If you want to use Robots.txt file to noindex Categories and Tags, you will need to add two line in your Robots.txt file.
Here are the two lines that you have to paste in your Robots.txt file.
If you use the Genesis Framework, you can easily use the noindex tag for categories and tags archive using its SEO option.
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