About DerekMarshal
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40 year young travel addict looking for online success to top up a disability pension and to spread the love and help others gain freedom

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I have a few dozen pages listed as unindexed URLs all of which are in the following format:

Mysite.com/name-of-the-article/feed

Is it important to have these page

Your in great hands here with Partha — there is nothing more I can add, and looks like you question was answered.

-Mike

Hey Derek,

I've had to remove the RSS feed ability in the past, because I found a LOT of abuse with my content coming from a country that is well known for creating content for peanuts.

That was back when I had a plugin that was allowed to inform website owners as to WHO was abusing their WordPress site.

Since then, I've discovered other options to prevent theft of my content. See screen print below...

Should you choose to allow RSS feed on your WordPress website, then I highly recommend that you discover how to protect yourself from such a theft of your content, by reading through articles and tips that others have shared online.

Hope you find this helpful.

Hey Derek,

He's Alive!!! LOL.

How you doing?

I guess you're talking about Google Search Consle now showing X amount of posts, featuring "feed" at the end, listed as not being indexed?

I'm certainly no expert, but I don't think it makes any difference whatsoever.

The reason I say this is that RSS feeds are in XML format, the same as our sitemaps.

So, as long as you Sitemap has been submitted and crawled, I guess you're good to go.

I can see why you may want a number of different RSS feeds indexed on your site, e.g. categories, tags, comments, etc.

However, these are obviously for multiple pieces of content all bunched together.

I'm sure some TECHNICAL SEO genius would be able to answer better, but I personally don't understand what difference an RSS feed for an INDIVIDUAL blog post actually does.

If someone subscribes to the feed of an individual blog post are they expecting that article to be updated on a daily or weekly basis?

If they're following comments then they can obviously subscribe to a comments feed (if you've decided to index this).

However, I guess there are times when an individual blog post can be updated multiple times a day, off the top of my head, something like bank interest rates or currency exchange rates changing from hour-to-hour.

So, if these are listed as one individual blog posts then it could be a good idea to index that specific feed, then visitors can return easily as and when they want.

That said, with Google autocomplete and autosuggest, do we really still have to remember the name of individual websites or indvidual blog posts ever again?

But, for me, in recent years, the only reason I have used an RSS feed is for email marketing purposes (send out posts as soon as they are published).

Sure, I remember the days of Feedburner, Feedly, etc.

However, if your XML Sitemap is submitted and active, then your posts are eventually going to get indexed anyway.

Sorry, not much help really, just thinking out loud, LOL.

Partha

"he's alive...."

hahaha!

Thank you kindly for the detailed answer. Exactly what I was thinking. It's not a big deal if the RSS is not indexed.

I was getting annoyed at seeing the number grow!

LOL!!

Yep, spot on.

I know some people feel that RSS should be indexed, and multiples ones at that.

But, as I say, I really don't see the point for indexing indvidual blog post feeds.

And unfortunately, with more content that number in GSC will continue to grow, LOL.

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How important is it to have your rss feed indexed?

How important is it to have your rss feed indexed?

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Search Engine Optimization

I have a few dozen pages listed as unindexed URLs all of which are in the following format:

Mysite.com/name-of-the-article/feed

Is it important to have these page

Your in great hands here with Partha — there is nothing more I can add, and looks like you question was answered.

-Mike

Hey Derek,

I've had to remove the RSS feed ability in the past, because I found a LOT of abuse with my content coming from a country that is well known for creating content for peanuts.

That was back when I had a plugin that was allowed to inform website owners as to WHO was abusing their WordPress site.

Since then, I've discovered other options to prevent theft of my content. See screen print below...

Should you choose to allow RSS feed on your WordPress website, then I highly recommend that you discover how to protect yourself from such a theft of your content, by reading through articles and tips that others have shared online.

Hope you find this helpful.

Hey Derek,

He's Alive!!! LOL.

How you doing?

I guess you're talking about Google Search Consle now showing X amount of posts, featuring "feed" at the end, listed as not being indexed?

I'm certainly no expert, but I don't think it makes any difference whatsoever.

The reason I say this is that RSS feeds are in XML format, the same as our sitemaps.

So, as long as you Sitemap has been submitted and crawled, I guess you're good to go.

I can see why you may want a number of different RSS feeds indexed on your site, e.g. categories, tags, comments, etc.

However, these are obviously for multiple pieces of content all bunched together.

I'm sure some TECHNICAL SEO genius would be able to answer better, but I personally don't understand what difference an RSS feed for an INDIVIDUAL blog post actually does.

If someone subscribes to the feed of an individual blog post are they expecting that article to be updated on a daily or weekly basis?

If they're following comments then they can obviously subscribe to a comments feed (if you've decided to index this).

However, I guess there are times when an individual blog post can be updated multiple times a day, off the top of my head, something like bank interest rates or currency exchange rates changing from hour-to-hour.

So, if these are listed as one individual blog posts then it could be a good idea to index that specific feed, then visitors can return easily as and when they want.

That said, with Google autocomplete and autosuggest, do we really still have to remember the name of individual websites or indvidual blog posts ever again?

But, for me, in recent years, the only reason I have used an RSS feed is for email marketing purposes (send out posts as soon as they are published).

Sure, I remember the days of Feedburner, Feedly, etc.

However, if your XML Sitemap is submitted and active, then your posts are eventually going to get indexed anyway.

Sorry, not much help really, just thinking out loud, LOL.

Partha

"he's alive...."

hahaha!

Thank you kindly for the detailed answer. Exactly what I was thinking. It's not a big deal if the RSS is not indexed.

I was getting annoyed at seeing the number grow!

LOL!!

Yep, spot on.

I know some people feel that RSS should be indexed, and multiples ones at that.

But, as I say, I really don't see the point for indexing indvidual blog post feeds.

And unfortunately, with more content that number in GSC will continue to grow, LOL.

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