Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Spammy links taking advantage of feeds

  • Resolved pikamander2

    (@pikamander2)


    We’ve noticed that spammy websites are linking to RSS2 search results on our site that include their domain in the search terms.

    For example, if our site is wordpress.org and their site is example.com, they might link to wordpress.org/search/+example.com+best+pharmacy+pills+online/feed/rss2/

    For normal WordPress searches, this isn’t a problem because the search results are set to “noindex”. However, these RSS2 pages are outputted as XML and don’t include any kind of “noindex” tag, so Google recognizes them as being indexable pages.

    What can be done about this? Is it possible for Yoast to add a noindex tag or a header to these pages like it does for normal search results?

    Relevant WP Trac threads:

    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52536

    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52457

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  • Plugin Support Rumejan Barbarona

    (@onlyincebu)

    Hello!

    It appears that a few of our colleagues are into this already via the Trac threads you provided. I suggest you continue the conversation in those threads.

    Plugin Support devnihil

    (@devnihil)

    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

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