No index, what does it mean

Last Update: August 09, 2020

A week ago I received aproval to promote an affiliate program. I was delighted. I was also offered the use of pre-written articles.

Tonight I got an email from him stating a condition under which the article can be used. It involved the term "no index".

Below is a copy of the email.

The Email

The bottom line is this: if you're using myarticles to promote Marriage Fitness, you mustcode the URL's that contain those articles "noindex." That's easy to do; simply place thefollowing meta tag into the <head> section ofevery URL that contains a Marriage Fitnessarticle:<meta name="robots" content="noindex">If you want, you can get more information aboutthe 'no index' meta tag here:<a href="https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93710?hl=en"  rel="noopener noreferrer">https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93710?hl=en</a>Just to be clear, you may be using my articles topromote Marriage Fitness in other ways, forexample sending them to your email list with youraffiliate link embedded. This is not a problem andyou can continue to do this. The aboveinstructions do not affect this strategy.Also, you can continue to host my articles on yoursite; however, as mentioned above, you must makethose pages "no index." 

Please help me family

Can my experienced family members help me here by explaining what the requirements are. For expample, what is meant by placing the meta tag into the head?

Of course, what is meant by "no index"? How does taking such action affect my website or that post in particular? Is it a wise thing to do or should I just not use the articles?

How do I code "no index" into the URL, if it's a wise thing to do?

I eager anticipate your responses and reply. I know that this community supports each other.

Thank you in advance for your support.


Russell

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4sbjay Premium
Honestly, I feel like you should not use the articles. It is most likely duplicate content and it will be more harmful to your site than helpful. Just imagine how many other people could be using those same articles. Not a good look.

No index means the the webpage/s should not be shown on Google's or any Search Engines Results Page. So, you will not be able to get any organic traffic to your article.

This is the way I understand that. I hope this helps you out some and I would love to see others chime in on this. I'm still learning myself.
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RussellO1 Premium
Thank you for your detailed response Sanjia. I agree with you and will refrain from using those articles. I need all the organic traffic I can get right now.
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4sbjay Premium
Glad to help.
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Eugene Premium Plus
Russ this sounds to me that this person don't want to index the articles because it may be because it's duplicate content. The reason we do blogs is to have them indexed by Google, Bing and yahoo so when people search they can find what they're looking for. That's my take
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RussellO1 Premium
Thank you very much Eugene. That is one of the things that I was concerned about. So if I use the article and no index the post, it will get no ranking which will be to my disadvantage.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
You can select no index under the post.
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RussellO1 Premium
Thank you for that piece of information.
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LMH1968 Premium Plus
You are very welcome
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MarionBlack Premium
You don't need to use code to mark the post as "noindex". Just scroll down to the SEO section under the post and you'll find the option there.

When a post is marked as "noindex" the search engines are supposed to ignore it (i.e. "do not index") so that it doesn't appear as duplicate content.
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RussellO1 Premium
Wouldn't that mean that it would not be ranked Marion? Then that would be to my disadvantage, am I correct?
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MarionBlack Premium
Duplicate content is never highly ranked. Why should a copied and pasted post be ranked higher than the original post which appeared first on another website?

The article that's been provided to you can be used in an email because emails don't appear on the internet as "duplicate content".
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RussellO1 Premium
Thank you very much Marion. I will keep that in mind for my email campaign.
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