Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » How does one go about noindexing filters?

  • Resolved Niko Vittaniemi

    (@nikov)


    Hey there,

    Lately i have been getting around couple thousand more product categories indexed in the shop which is not the case. Google seems to find the brands (WooCommerce Brands plugin) that we are using and sorting them via sidebar.

    This results in a huge number of filtering options that does not make sense to index at all. Here is an example:
    /?filtering=1&filter_product_brand=6059,6080,6016,6095,6031,6011,5959,6056,6021,5964,6079,6063,6078,6112,5975,6055,5961,5996,5979,5997,6132,5962,6091,6125,6028,6100,6015,6054,6081,5956,6041,6019

    I set up a regex rule in the robots.txt to not include anything after /?filtering= but per this: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/7440203#indexed_though_blocked_by_robots_txt seems that it is not the right way to go. These should be left noindexed.

    Is there a somekind of hidden feature in yoast in where i could add that these filters should be set to noindex always? There is thousands and thousand of these so can’t really do manual 😀

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Support Maybellyne

    (@maybellyne)

    Hello Niko,

    Thanks for reaching out regarding your product filters.

    To understand the issue better, do you mean that the filters were created/generated by the WooCommerce Brands plugin?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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