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  • gabyimagely

    (@gabyimagely)

    Hello @marcusjott,

    Let’s first start on how do you generate the stemap.xml you submit to Google?
    Yoast SEO offers ways to create a sitemap and leave out parameter-based URLs if I remember correctly.

    Go go Search Appearance – Yoast SEO -> Taxonomies -> Picture tag (ngg_tag) -> Show Picture tag in search results?
    Set that to “No”

    You can use your site robots.txt to block the /ngg_tag/ to instruct the google spiders not to crawl this URLs.

    You should include in your sitemap what you want to be indexed only and add a restriction to the robots.txt indicating not to crawl the NGG tags.

    You need to add disallow rules, for example
    User-agent: * 
    Disallow: /ngg_tag/

    Or you can use the URL parameter tool from search console
    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/crawl-url-parameters and indicate google the parameter ngg_tag does not change the URL content, this way all your pages will be indexed without adding the tag URL parameters.

    We hope that this helps.

    Thread Starter marcusjott

    (@marcusjott)

    YOU produce the issue and want me to fix it by forcing me into “services” i dont want to use like google??
    WOW….

    All the advices you gave are not working – i can tell by the results from another website

    Plugin Support mihai-imagely

    (@mihaiimagely)

    SEO and Google ranking are directly linked so that’s what we are usually suggesting for NextGen Gallery users: to use Yoast SEO plugin and exclude the ngg_tag indexation to ensure that Google’s bots will not parse those.

    Thanks for your understanding

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