Noindex the Tags page can increase traffic up by 300%

At the beginning of February I added meta noindex to the tags pages (keyword pages won’t be indexed in Google) to seo bugz.

After Google removed the tags pages from his index (, traffic from Google jumped by 300%.


Maybe because the inside PageRank doesn’t split to so many pages and other sites rank better.

Another method to make your tags/search pages not appear in Google is to use robots.txt:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /tag

More about robots.txt and tag indexing read on (in romanian).