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  • Add in robots.txt this
    Disallow: /domain/category/uncategorized/

    Look robots.txt at my site blog7.org for inspiration. Add in GSC in Removals request for temporary removals.

    Thread Starter Rajarajan T

    (@hbkrajan24)

    Thanks @elpak, I removed temporarily in search console
    But what about this plugin!!
    It had option to avoid categories and tag from sitemap,
    Then why categories and tags get indexed?
    I unchecked those options….
    It means, the plugin has issue?

    Plugin Author Auctollo

    (@auctollo)

    @hbkrajan24 ,

    Thank you for reaching out with your questions.

    Our team has looked into your issues, and we are happy to confirm that our plugin has correctly identified your website categories and home page on the following pages:

    https://inchennais.com/sitemap-pt-post-2020-12.xml

    https://inchennais.com/sitemap-misc.xml

    We can also confirm that the selected categories are correctly excluded from your sitemap. The no0follow rule that was applied to categories seems to be working as shown here https://inchennais.com/category/dhotis-in-india/

    One thing to note is that removing some entries from the sitemap doesn’t mean they are automatically de-indexed from Google. They need to be manually removed from Google, and the admin needs to add no index no follow meta-rule in those pages.

    If you have any further questions, please let us know.`

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