If you find that you’re website hase been un-indexed at Google, or de-indexed, as long as you have not been totally blocked because of an SEO issue, this might be the issue.
This is pretty amazing! If you don’t block your archives from being indexed, it looks like the same content repeated many times. And Google hates that!
So, if you have Yoast SEO on your website, follow the steps in the video so that you can clean it up. If you don’t have Yoast SEO installed – you should do so, and then make the changes outlined in the video.
Thanks to the guys at Source Wave for pointing this out in their video. It’s amazing how this can be biting us in the bottom regarding ranking at Google.
So, here’s the steps, just in case you have no desire to watch the video:
- Go to taxonomies in Yoast SEO plugins. Click on no-index under all the items listed there. This includes Categories, Tags, Format, etc.
- Go to Archives and click on the settings for author archives and archives.
Pretty simple, right? Give it a go. I’m pretty sure it will help you to get re-indexed ad Google.