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Noindex for Author pages

  • I am using All in one SEO plugin. There seems to be no option to put NOINDEX for Author pages like /author/abc etc. But noindex options for other types are available:
    Use noindex for Categories:
    Use noindex for Archives: Check this for excluding archive pages from being crawled. Useful for avoiding duplicate content.
    Use noindex for Tag Archives:

    Also I have an issue with this All in one SEO plugin which is that, there seems to be no way to specify the meta keywords and description for category pages. /category/xx. The plugin only appears for Posts and Pages so you can add or edit meta tags and descriptions…

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  • I am utterly disappointed that the Mods here are not participating in the “noindex” issue. I have searched the whole Forum, but have not seen any categorical statement as to the correct use of “noindex”. Could the Mods here come to our rescue, please. I am confused by all I have read so far.
    Don’t no exactly what to do with “noindex”.

    Actually, the All In One SEO plug-in *does* put NOINDEX on author pages. The plug-in apparently considers author pages to be part of the “archives” option — meaning, if you check the box for “use NOINDEX on Archives,” then you’ll get NOINDEX on author pages too.

    To waterhasnoenemy, don’t get stressed about noindex. If google sees duplicate content on your site, it will simply filter the duplicate pages out of the SERPs. If you’re not sure what to do regarding noindex, don’t do anything at all. It’s unlikely this will have a noticeable impact on your search traffic.

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