Search manager at THESITEBOX.COM
24 August 2012 12:01pm
I'm looking for some ideas for a mass de-index of some products which currently contain duplicated content as they are from a feed which supplies multiple sites with product info.
The URLs for the products do not contain a file that I can block engines from crawling eg: we have /the-big-blue-widget.aspx instead of /products/the-big-blue-widget.aspx
My solutions are;
1. Change and redirect with a 301 all the products to be removed to a new file path, and block that filepath and submit a deindex request on it.
2. Use a meta tag to noindex but follow, so the engine can still come in and look at the page. Once the content is fixed, remove the meta tag.
Any other ideas/ advice for me?
SEO/SEM at Personal
04 September 2012 10:50am
I wouldn't deindex. Mass redirect can put you in the doghouse if it's overboard.
Canonical and wait it out?
06 September 2012 12:56pm
Canonical isn't going to work here - WMT can't even understand the pagination canonicals.
Final solution is decided; 410 old, reset URLs with noindex, get to work culling products and rewriting content.
It's a little bit like a farmer burning out a bramble filled field!
06 September 2012 19:36pm
err meant to say deindex ++request.
noindex i would've.
Free market research on digital marketing
Daily Pulse: award winning newsletter
It takes 30 seconds to register