Tag Archives: on-the-page optimization
SEO in Brief: How to Remove URLs from Search Engine Indices

Q: I think my website was hit by the Google Panda update because of low quality articles we had. How can I remove the URLs from a search engine index?

First of all you can use the Noindex Metatag, which is understood by most search engines. To implement it, place the following code on the page you want to remove:

<META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW”>

The Noindex Metatag prevents the page from being indexed. The page itself will still be crawled, though the search engines may visit it less often over time.

The following method of removing a web page may be better from the SEO point of view:
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SEO in Brief: Title Tag Length

Q: Is it really bad for on-the-page SEO to have a Title tag longer than 65-70 characters?

From the SEO point of view it is important to have your keywords in a Title tag. But remember that there should not be any keyword stuffing. The character number refers only to the number of words of the Title tag that visitors will see on their search results pages.

Your Title tag doesn’t have to be limited to 65-70 characters. However, it is better to make your Title tag short enough to make it visible on the search engine results pages for your visitors. Now it is often said that search engines limit the length of the Titles by the pixels, not by keywords.
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