Orphaned Pages

What is it?

Whenever there is a page on your site that is submitted to Google but has no links to it or from it to anywhere else on the website. Sometimes seen on Google-Search-Console as crawl issue of no-index and no referring page.

Types that are a problem

Any page that you no longer want customers or visitors to see. For example a product that is no longer sold on your site and you removed all links but haven’t deleted the page.

Orphaned pages that are completely fine

Landing page: A page that is meant to keep the customer focused on an action, message on that page.

How to fix

Add a no-robots meta-tag to that page. Click to read the Google guide:

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