The notice reads "Remove "noindex" statements from the robots.txt of http:" It then says "Google has identified that your site's robots.txt file contains the unsupported rule "noindex". This rule was never officially supported by Google and on September 1, 2019 it will stop working. Please see our help center to learn how to block pages from the Google index." … [Read more...] about Google Search Console Notices For Removing Noindex Robots.txt
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Allow or disallow following links Prevent indexing of irrelevant websites Index duplicate content under only one URL The goal, of course, is to deliver only relevant HTML pages to the engine. But this doesn’t always happen properly. Duplicate content quickly occurs due to technical problems or the ubiquitous ‘human factor‘, which is is all to common. But there are ways to keep an index clean and counteract this. … [Read more...] about SEO Basics – Indexing with / robots.txt, meta tags and canonicals –
Frédéric Dubut from Bing said that its search engine never supported the noindex in a robots.txt file before. So nothing is going to be changing with Bing on that front. While we heard Google did unofficially support it and will stop supporting it on September 1st. … [Read more...] about Bing: We Never Supported Noindex In Robots.txt
Robots.txt Robots.txt is a file you place in your website’s top level directory, the same folder in which a static homepage would go. Inside robots.txt, you can instruct search engines to not crawl content by disallowing file names or directories. There are two parts to a robots.txt directive, the user-agent and one or more disallow instructions. … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Privacy Issues When Using Robots.txt & The Robots Meta Tag?
Certainly the search engines need to get their act together more, however. It’s time to stop referring people to the REP site which is run by no one. It’s time to stop having a myriad of help pages scattered about within their respective sites. Yes, they should continue to have their own help pages (see Google’s webmaster help from here; Bing’s from here). But I’d like to see Google and Microsoft take the lead to also consolidate material into a common site, perhaps building off Sitemaps.org. … [Read more...] about ACAP Versus Robots.txt For Controlling Search Engines