Hi

My site is on Wordpress.org. What I realized is the pages pointing to tags and categories are ranking higher in search engines. What I'd like to do is to let these tags and category pages to be excluded from the sitemap as well as tell the search engines not to index these pages.

I've activated canonical URLs in Single Post Page and Index page. Please help
Re: How can I exclude the Tags and category pages from the sitemap
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 09:52:31 AM »
Hello,

you can use "Exclude URLs" setting in generator configuration to avoid including them in sitemap.
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Re: How can I exclude the Tags and category pages from the sitemap
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 10:00:55 PM »
How can I exclude many url's that start out the same but end with a different number?  do you use wildcards?  I've tried both * & % and neither worked?

I have many that look like this:
http://amerivestrealtyofnaples.com/contact/?mls_id=210032425

and want to only keep:
http://amerivestrealtyofnaples.com/contact/

and have the rest included...  what do I place in the Exclude URL's are of the configuration...
Re: How can I exclude the Tags and category pages from the sitemap
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 05:19:36 PM »
You can add "mls_id=" in Exclude URLs setting and that will exclude all URLs containing "mls_id=" inside.
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