How to Noindex WordPress Categories and Tags

12 responses

  1. Kimi
    June 25, 2011

    I really like Robots meta plugin, because I have used it before I used Thesis theme.

    Very handy and easy to use to achieve having nofollow on tags or categories.

    • Harsh Agrawal
      June 25, 2011

      Kimi there is no benefit of keeping them nofollow.. The idea is to keep it noindex but dofollow.. It’s better to keep all internal links as dofollow, as it will help in deep indexing.

  2. Seobricks
    June 25, 2011

    Thanks harsh for sharing these tips for blocking categories and tags specially useful for WordPress blogs.

    • Harsh Agrawal
      June 25, 2011

      Thanks Anil for your comment and for your Email..I will reply back to it soon.

  3. karthik
    June 25, 2011

    thanks harsh now i changed settings in my thesis theme…….

  4. Fayaz Ahmad
    June 27, 2011

    This is a great tip to allow bots to crawl only quality post . I was aware of this before . What i was searching in google to know that how many pages were indexed it was showing me around 3X results than my post because it was crawling every tag and categories of my blog .

  5. Kar
    June 27, 2011

    Good article harsh. Yoast plugin gives more power to nofollow setting.

  6. Irfan
    December 21, 2011

    Just because of SML i recovered from panda affect. Every article in this blog’s on SEO helps me a lot. Reading this article tells how to noindex these attributes but how do i make dofollow?

  7. Asho
    February 24, 2012

    Thanks for the information… I like to know where i need to select “Add noarchive meta tag”, Dmoz and yahoo directory… i hope they too affect the site ranking…

  8. Shafi Ahamed
    August 15, 2012

    Will this way of adding robots text can help no index of category paginated posts for ex. /category/somename/page/2/ ?


    Disallow: /category/*/page/

  9. Jemma Taylor
    July 2, 2013

    Nice explanation. However I am in a mess here. I never noindexed my categories, and in current situation I have some really high ranking categories and even some very high ranking posts!!

  10. Patrick M
    January 13, 2014

    I personally use WordPress SEO by Yoast to to keep my cats and tags as noindex. They can be very low quality, and I mean like really low quality on your site. These are also great tips you shared. Kudos.

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