Noindex for large blog -- better to delete?

by Matt86
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A large blog I run for a company has an extensive author list. Many of the authors are not good writers, hence we've gotten into the practice of giving them a 'noindex' tag. At this point, the noindex tags far outweigh the normal articles...I would say probably 8 to 1. We have tens of thousands of articles altogether.

We're trying to boost our organic rankings.

Do you think it's bad practice to keep noindexing them? Would you recommend deleting them instead?
#— #blog #delete #large #noindex
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Well yeah, if you have poorly written pages and bad writers, what are they doing on the site in the first place? Unless those pages have some good links pointing at them or unless they rank well for your targeted phrases, get rid of them!

    That said, neither no-indexing them nor deleting them is likely to boost your rankings.
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    Low quality articles are dead weight. Unless they are important somehow and serving their own purposes. And no-idexing or deleting, its your choice they are not helping your rankings.
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