It would be nice if you could easily noindex blog tag/topic pages and author pages.
There are 36 pages being indexed in google for our blog tags and authors. All 36 of these pages are thin content and showing up as duplicate content using siteliner.com which isn't helpding our visibility in search.
Our only recourse right now is to add /author/ and /topic/ to our robots.txt file. However, I doubt this fix is likely to remove them from Google's index permanently because there is a link to the author profile and topic page on every blog. Maybe editing the blog post template to unlink the author name and topic on blogs could help?
Either way, let's get this feature made HubSpot!
Hi all! Thank you for your feedback here about wanting to no-index author and/or blog tag listing pages. Giving more granular control over which pages Google can/cannot index is something my team is reviewing. I have a few questions to help me better understand your needs/use case here:
1. Can you help me understand why the 36 blog tag/author pages being indexed is a negative (as opposed to a good thing with more pages being indexed/visible in search)? In my research, I have seen pros/cons for each so I would love to hear how you are thinking about it
2. Can you tell me more about how you are using blog author pages and category tags today such that there is significant overlap between authors/tags (enough that it is being surfaced as duplicate content)?
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