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Opened 17 months ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 12 months ago

#3850 closed defect (fixed)

Noindex plugin search results

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: seo


In line with SEO best practice, search results pages should include a meta robots noindex, follow directive.
See https://yoast.com/blocking-your-sites-search-results/ for rationale.

At the moment, search results in the Plugins Directory (e.g., https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/cats/) do not utilise this approach, and as a result, are being indexed by Google.

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
16 months ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 7787:

Plugin Directory: Prevent search results from being indexed.

Props jonoaldersonwp.
Fixes #3850.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

#3952 was marked as a duplicate.

#3 @joostdevalk
12 months ago

  • Keywords seo added
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