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Why are my categories and tags indexed when they aren't in sitemap?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by keysikg, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. keysikg

    keysikg Regular Member

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    Google is indexing my categories and tags even though I blocked them with Wordpress SEO plugin. They aren't in sitemap, and webmaster tools show only 6 indexed things - my posts. Why the hell is Google indexing tags and categories then?
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    Block them using robots.txt instead.
     
  3. AutoSeoPro

    AutoSeoPro Regular Member

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    +1 Block with robots.txt
     
  4. wi11iam

    wi11iam Junior Member

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    Or you can use a plugin like All in One SEO or WordPress SEO plugin by yoast to block the spiders. If they are already indexed you can use Webmaster tools to remove the link, r you can wait until they are deindexed. Take a look at PHPBuilt's guide. It's a great source for setting up WordPress.
     
  5. upstarter

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    You can easily exclude them using Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin although I would leave the categories indexed.
     
  6. patrickthomas

    patrickthomas Junior Member

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    you have already got the answer on how to get them deinxed
    best is using seo by yoast
    number2- u can request google to remove those url from search index.

    now answer to your main question why and how they got indexed
    answer is because they were linked someway on your website
    in different posts

    let me know if I can help more
     
  7. Ranbutan

    Ranbutan Newbie

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    Block them with robots, though google may still index but not display meta tags.
     
  8. Davidnrog

    Davidnrog Regular Member

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    You can easily fix you problem either blocking in robots.txt file or by using Noindex tag' if some of your page's already indexed with categorie's and tag's..