What is Deindexing?
Deindexing is the practice of removing content from search engine result pages. The blogger or search engine may initiate the deindexing.
- A blogger can deindex content they don’t want on search engine result pages.
- Search engines generally deindex content that engages in activities that go against their guidelines.
When a search engine deindexes a webpage, the page will no longer be available in search results. However, visitors can still find it by heading to the affected website.
When a blogger deindexes a webpage, the webpage will be removed from search engines that obey the
noindex meta tag.
You can set a webpage to index by adding the no index meta tag, as shown below.
<meta name="robots" content="noindex">