Hi Ahmed, this plugin does not set any noindex met tags or response headers. If your category and tag archive pages are showing noindex, it must be coming from somewhere else. Like a setting in an SEO plugin or your theme (like themes based on the Genesis Framework).
If you can share a link to your site, I can take a look and maybe tell you where it is coming from 🙂
Hi, my apologies. Your response somehow escaped my attention.
Your archive pages do indeed have nodinex meta tags:
<meta name="robots" content="follow, noindex" />
Are you using an SEO plugin like Yoast SEO or other? If so, it might be a setting in that plugin. If not, it may be coming from your theme.
If there is no option to set archive pages to “index” your best solution may be to disable the Categories and Tags sitemaps on Settings > XML Sitemap. This should not hurt your site and (according to many SEO specialists) even be better for ranking of your normal pages and posts.
Please note: I’m not an SEO specialist, but it does seem logical that excluding low value content from the index would allow more attention on high value content (read: full posts and pages). A simple first step is excluding automatic archives such as category and tag pages.
thanks for getting back to me , i use rankmath and i was using rankmath sitemap and make tags and categories index , but when i disable stiemape in rankmath plugin and activate your sitemap plugin , i found that the tags and categories set to no index