Should i Index Author pages?

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Hello Everyone,

Recently i've been doing a lot of improvements in terms of EEAT, including adding authors to my sites.

In my Rank-Math settings, I have the following options set to "No-index" by default.
  • Author Robots Meta
  • Category Archives Robots Meta

My question is, should I index the above 2 options or leave them no-indexed?

Thank you
#author #index #pages
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by kurosaki4d View Post

    Hello Everyone,

    Recently i've been doing a lot of improvements in terms of EEAT, including adding authors to my sites.

    In my Rank-Math settings, I have the following options set to "No-index" by default.
    • Author Robots Meta
    • Category Archives Robots Meta

    My question is, should I index the above 2 options or leave them no-indexed?

    Thank you
    Author pages if you are using the avatars elsewhere on the internet - Social media accounts in particular, would be worth indexing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hudson78
    If you've properly optimized the author pages index them otherwise no.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikeshsdp
    Yes, I'm with Hudson78 if you have optimized the author page properly then go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineProxy
    Author Robots Meta - It has a positive impact on E-A-T, helping to establish the authors' topical authority, which is valuable for SEO.

    Category Archives Robots Meta - It all depends on the quality of these archives, if it is bad, it is better not to index them.
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  • Profile picture of the author pssajit
    Control Over Indexing: If you choose to index author pages, make sure they are well-structured and provide good interlinking to relevant articles and sections of your site. This helps distribute page authority throughout your site and enhances user engagement.

    Avoiding Content Bloat: If your site has a large number of authors and the author pages are not significantly different from each other or do not add much value individually, indexing all of them could lead to content bloat. In such cases, selectively indexing only the top authors, or not indexing any at all, might be a better approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author deltahost
    Question: why index author pages? Will someone be looking for them, is there a large number of requests? Will queries to find the authors of your site give you traffic? If you know that there will be no benefit, remove them from the index, there will be less headaches
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  • Profile picture of the author Alora Carl
    It depends on your niche. If you think that author has role in the article then should be index otherwise not.
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  • Profile picture of the author feronenab
    In general, it is recommended to index author and category pages unless you have a specific reason not to. Indexed author pages can strengthen E-A-T signals, especially if your authors are trustworthy.
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