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"Noindex page receives organic traffic" error in Site Audit
"Noindex page receives organic traffic" error in Site Audit

Learn more about the "Noindex page receives organic traffic" issue in Ahrefs' Site Audit and how to fix it on your website.

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Written by Nick Churick
Updated over a week ago

What triggers this issue?

This issue reports pages with "Noindex" directive that show up in Google search results. This directive can be found as a meta tag in the <head> section of your page or as an X-Robots tag in the page's HTTP response header.

Why is it important?

The "noindex" directive is used to prevent search engines from indexing a page in search results. If a noindexed page receives organic search traffic, search engines might be missing this directive for some reason. Also, the page could have been "noindexed" by mistake just recently and needs your review.

How to fix it?

Review the URLs listed in this report.

If you added a "noindex" directive to your page recently, Google has probably not re-crawled it yet and has not updated its index. 

Also, check that the page is not blocked from Google in the robots.txt file of your site, otherwise, the search crawler will not be able to see the change.

If the page is supposed to be indexable, remove the "noindex" directive.

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