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  • 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 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


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

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

    Plugin Support mihai-imagely


    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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