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  • “the nr 1 SEO plugin” let your paginated pages (with duplicated titles, meta descriptions etc) to index in Google since they removed the option to add NOINDEX.


    Well, after so many years it’s time to find another SEO plugin I guess.

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  • Gulshan Kumar



    // set noindex paginated pages for Yoast SEO => 6.3
    add_filter( 'wpseo_robots', 'no_index_paginated_pages' );
    function no_index_paginated_pages( $string ) {
    	if ( is_paged() ) {
    		return 'noindex, follow';		
    	} else {
    		return $string;
    Thread Starter oldskull


    Nope, SOLUTION is to make that DEFAULT or at least give the user the option to fix this crap.

    It is absolutely RIDICULOUS to pretend that your new approach is good for SEO (as you did in several occasions!)

    When “the nr 1 SEO plugin” fails on basic indexing settings it’s time to move to other plugin.

    Plugin Support monbauza


    Hi @oldskull,

    Thanks for your review.

    We understand that you’d like there to be an option in Yoast SEO to noindex page 2 and further of pagination archives. As we discuss in this article, we don’t recommend noindexing those pages; such an approach might lead to your posts no longer getting the internal links they need.

    As it’s also mentioned in the article, it’s fine to have duplicate titles and/or meta descriptions in paginated archives. That said, you can easily avoid this with our plugin by adding the page variable to your SEO title and meta description templates. You can learn more about snippet variables on this link.

    Gulshan Kumar


    I agree with @oldskull as a user, I recommend keeping that optional. This is the reason why I switched another plugin.

    Thread Starter oldskull


    For internal linking there are Categories, Related Posts/Pages or manual contexual interlinking. Around the topics!

    Having unrelated content on tens/hundreds of duplicate pages that are indexed only for crawling is ridiculous.
    Ohh… and its called SPAM!

    I do seo for a living since 2004 when I was admin in DMOZ.ORG.

    I can’t say exactly what I think about your approach because I would be banned.

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