Should Internal Search Results Pages Be Indexed?

No, your website’s own search results pages should not be indexed by Google and other search engines in most cases.

Long-standing search-engine-optimization wisdom says the results pages from your site-search should block search engine bots and not be included in a search engine’s index of pages.

The rationale is to avoid disappointing Google’s users and to otherwise prevent search-engine crawlers from wasting their time downloading and analyzing pages that presumably won’t help visitors or your business.

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