Do custom tags get indexed by sitemaps if not attached to a post? (3 posts)

  1. perthmetro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a question... this may be more suited to the Yoast SEO plugin i'm using ???

    Let's say I make up a custom taxonomy (let's call it 'waggles') and assign a custom term/tag to that taxonomy (let's call it 'doowop'), BUT, I don't assign the custom tag to a post.

    Will this custom tag be indexed by Google?
    Will this custom tag be included in a sitemap?
    What if I make a template page called 'taxonomy-waggles.php' I can view the custom tag by going to http://www.mywebsite.com/waggles/doowop, but because the doowop tag isn't assigned to a post or page will it get included in a sitemap and therefore indexed by Google?

    thanks heaps

  2. perthmetro
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apparently not in Yoast's SEO

  3. esoftload
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have been provided with an option to get index your custom tag in Yoast's SEO plugin. just visit Yoast SEO Plugin panel > Titles & metas > Taxonomy. If you don't want your custom tags to be indexed check "nofindex , follow" below tags.

    With sitemap If you are using Yoast's XML sitemap, check "tags" in Exclude taxonomies box which will exclude tags from sitemap.

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