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25 Nov 14 3:16 pm
After reading this thread and watching a video on a related SEO subject, I decided to look what Google had indexed for one of my sites by Googling " site:mywebsite.com
WOW !!! half the pages indexed were rubbish. I don't know how attachments even get indexed , but I found 10. Another 10 with no content just a few letters for a title. Many many more with no purpose at all, so I set about removing them from the site and asking Google thru webmaster tools to remove the URLs from the index. A few weeks later, I was rewarded with a jump in rankings from 5 to 2 !! And a consequent increase in income....
So get rid of your rubbish pages guys, it will benefit you. This is a site that I haven't touched for months, no new links or content, so the ONLY change was deleting the rubbish from Googles index.
One question though ... INDEXES AND LINKS
I found lots of URLs similar to " http://mywebsite.com/wp-content/plugins
... stomIcons/ " ie. indexes
like my redirected affiliate links eg " mywebsite.com/special offer teapot/b "
. Does anyone know can I get rid of these from Googles index and stop them being reindexed, too please ?