Syndicate Press
[resolved] Question about indexing (6 posts)

  1. Miz.Michele
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not too proficient in this area. I am using the plugin in my sidebar and it works fine. I've read that rss feeds should be no indexed to preserve SEO rankings.

    Does that apply to syndicated feeds? How do I no index? I also use the Yoast SEO plug-in.



  2. Miz.Michele
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also is it possible to have all the feeds merged into one. Mine are all showing up as separate

  3. SP developer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Miz.Michele,
    the current implementation of Syndicate Press does not support the no-index tag, but this is a great idea for a future version. I will put it on the list. I am also thinking that supporting a no-follow tag would be good for SEO reasons also. Thanks for the suggestion!!! :-)

    Regarding merging all of the feeds into one...
    Yes, this can be done by using the feedlist to indicate that you want to show all feeds on the page/post/widget. Then, you would want to set the following settings:

    On the "Display Settings" tab:
    Processing and feed metrics: Do not show
    Feed name (title): Do not show
    Syndicate Press link: Do not show...

    On the "Custom Formatting" tab:
    Custom feed separation code: Remove the default separator line

    Hope this helps,
    SP Developer

  4. Miz.Michele
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you very much for the answers. I have a few sites and I am using it on one that I am not as concerned about SEO.

    I did what you said before even reading your answer :) The thing is they are not in date order, they are still separated by feed and grouped that way although it does look like one feed now. Any way to get them sorted by date.

    I am a little chicken to use it on the others because of the no index so I am going to monitor results on my site and then maybe :) :) you will have another update out.

    Great plug-in.


  5. SP developer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    You are correct. The articles are not sorted at all, rather, they are displayed in the order which the feed publisher has provided them. If you would like to support the implementation of date sorted articles from multiple feeds, you can make a donation. :-)

    Regarding no-index, there are 2 types of no-index according to wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noindex

    The first type is the standard page header meta tag which you would define on your page meta settings in WordPress. Syndicate Press has no control over this type of noindex setting since the page meta tags are controlled by WP when the page headers are sent to the client. There are lots of plugins which modify the headers sent for specific pages/posts to include the noindex meta tag.

    The second type of no index is an html block tag that is only supported by a very limited number of search engines (primarily the russian search engine Yandex according to wikipedia). Syndicate Press could implement this functionality, but it would only apply to whatever search engines honor this block tag.

    Best regards,
    SP Developer

  6. Miz.Michele
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank-you so much for the update. And yes, I will donate. I always do to the plugins that I like.

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