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Mass noindex

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MakavelliD, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. MakavelliD

    MakavelliD Regular Member

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    I have hundreds of inner pages with thin content. The ironic thing is it's valuable content for the end user but since google might not like it I want to noindex the pages.

    I can't find a way to noindex hundreds of pages. I can do it with posts, by bulk editing the category but can't find a way for pages in WP

    So for example I want to noindex every page inside - www.mysite.com/directory/page1/
    Page1.php is like a directory page links to hundreds of pages.

    So I'v just added noindex to page1.php and I am hoping that it will automatically noindex outer pages linked from page1,
    I don't know if that will work?? I just seen somebody say it does.

    So I am hoping the following pages will become noindex:
    www.mysite.com/directory/page1/anotherpage
    www.mysite.com/directory/page1/anotherpage100
    www.mysite.com/directory/page1/hundredsmore

    I also put a text link back to the home page from page1

    Anyone have some advice on this... I am tired so I am thinking to just wait and see in WMT what happens now.
     
  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    No, this won't work. Noindex must be on each page. You're probably thinking of nofollow, which would tell google not to follow links on your page. Even with noindex, Google will follow links on the page.
     
  3. MakavelliD

    MakavelliD Regular Member

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    mmm oh ye. back to the drawing board with this. Maybe I should restructure things a bit. Use posts instead of pages and then bulk noindex them
     
  4. fb3003

    fb3003 Regular Member

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    if simple html or php pages, then you can use textcrawler application to do a mass find and replace in all of your pages. find the line where you want to include the noindex line after, then do a find a replace on that line. Replace it with that line included, plus the new noindex line.

    one thing though: if you have already done this, how did your ranking get impacted?

    thanks in advance
     
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  5. AceWallGromit

    AceWallGromit Regular Member

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    Try the Ultimate Noindex Nofollow Plugin for Wordrpess.
     
  6. brazzened

    brazzened Newbie

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    What about robots.txt to no index at directory level?
     
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  8. umerjutt00

    umerjutt00 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    For a quick fix, go into Google Webmaster Tools > Remove URL and add this url: www.mysite.com/directory/page1/

    This will remove all the instances of /page1/.

    however for a permanent fix, you need to add no-index to each page individually.