Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » How to prevent to index preview pages?

  • Resolved Carlos Fagiani Junior



    On Search Console (Google) is showing to me some 5xx erros, google is trying to index previewed pages, like that: /slug_of_the_page/?preview_id=19179&preview_nonce=59e3bad837&post_format=standard&_thumbnail_id=19184&preview=true

    This is not a published page, but is send to Search Console.

    Has one way to stop it?

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  • Plugin Support Pcosta88



    The issue is that some plugin or theme is creating URLs that Google is somehow finding. It is not possible with Yoast to add a noindex tag to those URLs. To resolve the issue we suggest the following actions:

    1. Contact the theme or plugin developer responsible for creating those previewed pages and confirm they are being created correctly.

    2. Add a rule in your robots.txt file that specifically disallows those URLs from getting crawled by Google. This guide explains more about how to use a disallow rule:

    and this one on how to edit the robots file:

    Plugin Support 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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