Developed by Mad Fish Digital, who has been search engine optimizing websites for over 13 years, this plugin saves you time when finding and removing thin pages in your website from the search engine indexes.
This plugin has an interface that allows you to sort posts by word count, character count then bulk noindex or bulk nofollow the posts or page so that they will stop appearing in search engine indexes.
Currently this plugin only analyzes Pages and Posts. Custom post types are not yet supported.
Please Keep in Mind
After a page is noindexed, in some cases, it can take search engines up to a few weeks before the page stops appearing in the search index. The amount time will depend on how frequently a search engine crawls your website and pages. We recommend using Google Search Console to further analyze and understand how your pages will potentially appear in the search index.
1) Reduce the time it takes to Noindex/Nofollow each page or post manually
2) Identify pages that have thin content, but sorting pages by word count
3) Noindex content identified by web crawlers such as DeepCrawl
For support related inquiries, visit the Mad Fish Digital plugin support page to drop us a line or ask a question. Please note that responses to specific inquiries may take up to 24 hours.
Why would you want to remove a bulk amount of pages from search indexes?
At Mad Fish Digital, we use tools like DeepCrawl, LinkResearch Tools, Ahrefs, and SEM Rush to crawl and analyze web pages. Sometimes, you want to remove multiple web pages from a search engine’s index that contain no longer current content, old products and services, or outdated guidelines/regulations. In many of these cases, you need the pages to be temporarily dropped from google’s index today, but may want to update the content at a later date. By noindexing a post or page, you can avoid having to set the status code of those pages to 404 (or 410).
This is where having a tool to bulk noindex/nofollow these pages can become handy. You can easily remove pages from the search index, then remove the noindex directive once the content of those post or pages has been updated.
This plugin stays in sync with the Yoast plugin.
By staying in sync with the noindex/nofollow settings from Yoast, if you noindex/nofollow a post or page directly, this plugin recognizes the change, and stays in sync.
If you are not using Yoast, this plugin will continue to serve the appropriate meta robots tag based on the noindex/nofollow as per the settings through the interface.
Installation & Usage
1) Login as an administrator to your WordPress Admin account. Using the “Add New” menu option under the “Plugins” section of the navigation, you can either search for: “Bulk NoIndex & NoFollow Tool” or if you’ve downloaded the plugin already, click the “Upload” link, find the .zip file you download and then click “Install Now”. Or you can unzip and FTP upload the plugin to your plugins directory.
2) Navigate to the Tools -> Bulk NoIndex/NoFollow
3) Begin noindex/nofollowing pages
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