Should tags always be indexed or not?

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Hi, one question has always been on my mind. Unfortunately, there are many URLs on the webmaster's account that are in the status section in the coverrage section:Excluded /this number : 10.1K

Most of these addresses are tags. When I check them in my webmaster account, there is no indexing at all. On the other hand, there are no settings to prevent indexing. Is this important? Should tags always be indexed or not?
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  • Profile picture of the author Neha05
    It's totally upto you, how do you want them to be, indexed or nonindexed. It will not impact your SEO, as far it is not creating duplicate content for your website. Tags might lead to duplicate content sometimes, if your site is really big.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmsminds
    As you said most of these pages are tag pages, it's better to make it no-index to it. Tag pages mostly don't serve a primary ranking signal for search engines. So, it's better to restrict the indexing of those pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author gadgetskool
    It is always a better way to no-index all the tags, it's not going to impact on your SEO by any means, but if you try to index those, you will see some weird search results with your tags, that definitely harm the user experience.

    Ex: yoursite.com>tag>xxxxyyyzz

    If you are using any SEO plugin e.g: Yoast, there you will find options to index it or not, you might have configured that way, so the crawler excluded those URLs, don't worry it's not harmful.
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  • Profile picture of the author samsabir
    Indexing the tags isn't really important and it wont impact your SEO negatively.So its totally upto you.
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  • Profile picture of the author wickieagentur
    We always recommend everyone to optimize the categories and tags pages as these could really boost organic traffic from search engines.

    Since the tags pages on your site are not well organised, you can noindex them from the Yoast SEO ' Search Appearance ' Taxonomies ' Tags options.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajamanickam
    Some CMS block the tags, categories for crawling to avoid duplicate content isuses.
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    • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
      Originally Posted by Neha05 View Post

      It's totally upto you, how do you want them to be, indexed or nonindexed. It will not impact your SEO, as far it is not creating duplicate content for your website. Tags might lead to duplicate content sometimes, if your site is really big.
      Originally Posted by Rajamanickam View Post

      Some CMS block the tags, categories for crawling to avoid duplicate content isuses.
      Can any of you two explain to us "duplicate content" concept?



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