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[resolved] How to Get Google to Not Index Pretty Links? Analytics Shows urls Can't Be Found (4 posts)

  1. lindaloustarr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello :)
    How do I get Google to not index the pretty links? When I go to my webmaster analytics it shows "all" the pretty links as can't be found, which of course is creating a backlash of 404 errors as far as google is concerned, I looked at my xml-sitemap plugin to see if pretty links shows up to exclude but it doesn't, would I "have to use no follow" or? Site is http://breathepossibility.com I would prefer not to have to use no follow if at all possible . . .

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated, thank you.
    Peace & Blessings to All
    Linda Lou

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pretty-link/

  2. Blair Williams
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This shouldn't be happening in this way ... Google should be able to follow redirects. If you're having problems with this you should check the no follow option on your pretty links though ... it will pass a noindex in the http header to googlebot when it crawls your site.

  3. Jan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a problem for me as well. Google is in fact indexing a lot of our prettylinks. Using nofollow is not recommended:

    http://searchengineland.com/friends-dont-let-friends-use-nofollow-77922

    I would like a noindex option, but that currently is not available. Also, I would like to be able to apply the noindex to previously created links.

  4. Jan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    lindaloustarr,

    If you make your links 301 instead of 307, I believe Google will eventually remove them from their index.

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