Is there a Way to Remove the no-index Pages from the Sitemap using Squirrly?
Q: Is there a way to remove the no-index pages from the sitemap? I get the following recommendation: Pages with the no-index meta tag have been found in the XML sitemap. This is confusing for search engines since sitemaps should only list pages that have to be crawled and indexed.
A: Yes, you can use Squirrly SEO to remove the no-index pages from the sitemap.
The easiest way to do this is to go to: Squirrly SEO > SEO Configuration > Tweaks and Sitemap > Sitemap XML and ACTIVATE the option: Automatically exclude from sitemap the URLs with ‘Noindex.’
You also can do this by post type using the Automation > Configuration functionality. Simply select the post type and switch off: “Include In Sitemap”.
More details about this can be seen here.
Or you can do this at an URL level by editing the SEO Snippet and then selecting “Visibility”. More details about this can be seen here.