SEO can be a very scary and overwhelming topic with anyone in the marketing world. There is always so much pressure on having the right keywords to be seen. We are constantly trying to boost our search engine authority, but are we doing ourselves a favor or are we hurting ourselves? In this article we will be diving into why you would want to de-index a page or blog post from google.

When to De-Index a Page or Blog Post from Google

You may run across a few occasions when you want to exclude a page or blog post from search engine crawling and indexing. Below we will go over a few of those reasons:

  • Internal pages that you use for admin or login pages that aren’t meant to be used by the community
  • When you have more than one version of a page such as a printer friendly version of your content. This helps prevent duplicating content
  • Offer pages these are pages where you offer a free ebook, but in order for the visitor to get that free ebook you want them to first fill out a landing page or sales page. These pages you don’t want searchable because they will then be able to by pass the signup process and get the free item.
  • Outdated blog post that no longer is relevant in your digital space.

How to De-Index Net Engine Pages

  • Step 1: Click the drop down arrow and click on pages
  • Step 2: Click the blue edit button
  • Step 3: Turn this button to red to turn off SEO

How to De-Index Net Engine Blog Posts

  • Step 1: Click the drop down arrow and click on blogs
  • Step 2: Click the blue edit button
  • Step 3: Turn this button to red to turn off SEO

See below for a video explanation of how to de-index your pages and blogs:

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