Submitted URL marked ‘noindex’: what does it mean and how to fix?
"Submitted URL marked ‘noindex’" indicates that Google found URLs in your XML sitemap that have been marked as
noindex, resulting in Google not indexing this URL as they often follow these robots directives.
How to fix “Submitted URL marked ‘noindex’"
Go through the list of pages from the report and verify whether these pages are still listed in the XML sitemap and whether they are marked as . Clear your site's cache to make sure you're looking at the latest version of your site.
Fixing this issue
You'll end up with the following possible outcomes:
- Pages are correctly marked
noindex, and incorrectly included in the XML sitemap: remove these pages from the .
- Pages are incorrectly marked
noindex, and included in the XML sitemap: update their indexability status, and you're good.
The next step is to use Google Search Console's to verify if you've fixed the issue correctly. After you've done so, request reindexing through Google Search Console to speed up the recrawling and reindexing process.
This video explains how to the URL Inspection Tools works in detail:
Fixing this on WordPress
Most of WordPress's SEO plugins like Yoast and Rank Math will automatically take out non-indexable pages from the XML sitemap. Just keep in mind that the
noindex tag may be defined at an HTTP Header level, which is managed outside of WordPress on the web server level.