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”.
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.