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  • Resolved gaspy


    I have some custom post types that are currently in Google and I want to noindex them.

    Currently, if I set noindex either for a specific post or globally for a post type, the html gets a robots meta tag with noindex AND the url is removed from the sitemap.

    I’ve read somewhere that it’s better to leave the URL in the sitemap so that Google crawls it and sees the noindex, removing it.

    So what should I do? Just noindex them with Yoast and hope for the best? Make a list of URLs and manually submit them to Google to be removed? Or…?

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  • Plugin Support Maybellyne



    Thanks for reaching out.

    We believe what you have done is the way to go. When you set the custom post type to noindex, no sitemap is created for it. If some posts have been indexed previously, with time, Google will drop them from their index. Making a list of URLs may not be as efficient as one action of noindexing.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Plugin Support Jeroen Rotty


    We are going ahead and mark this topic as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance, feel free to create a new topic. Thank you!

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