Tag pages displayed, why? (4 posts)

  1. dakrisht
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hey everyone,

    I've noticed that some of my "tag pages" have appeared in Google. I've had to manually add a few redirects and looks like some more.

    Why has this happened? (I have not enabled '/tag/tag-name' option in the Sitemap plugin)

    What do I need to do to make sure that Google doesn't index or list /tag/tag-name pages?


  2. Sridhar Katakam
    Posted 7 years ago #

    If you are not going to display a tag cloud or display the tags for each post, you might as well not include them in the posts. If you want to have the tags used as META keywords, use All in SEO Pack plugin.

  3. dakrisht
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Right, I understand that. I do have a tag cloud that is tagged with the post tags AND I use All in one SEO Pack.

    My question is why did Google index 100+ pages that are in the subdirectory /tags/... Now, I have had to manually enter 100 redirects for these separate URL's...

    Here's what I mean:


    Should I ask Google to remove all the pages in the /tag/ subdirectory or just keep the redirects... ?

  4. dakrisht
    Posted 7 years ago #


    Is it better to ask Google to remove the /tags/ pages directory or just manually redirect all of them to the home page?

    Also, I still don't understand why the /tags/ sub-directory pages are listed. I checked the Site Map generator, nothing in there checked for tags page.

    I posted a new post last night and it appeared in Google search, but right below, the /tags/ page for that TAG appeared as well...

    Strange and rather annoying actually...

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