How to hide Laravel pagination in search engines?

by alvera_smith , in category: SEO , a year ago

How to hide Laravel pagination in search engines?

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3 answers

by elmo.conroy , a year ago

@alvera_smith 

To hide Laravel pagination from search engines, you can add the following code to your Laravel application's robots.txt file:

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User-agent: *
Disallow: /page/


This code will disallow search engine bots from crawling any pages that contain the "/page/" string in the URL, which is typically used in Laravel pagination links.


If you don't have a robots.txt file in your Laravel application, you can create one in the root directory of your application and add the code above to it.


After adding this code, search engine bots will not be able to crawl your pagination links, which can help prevent duplicate content issues and improve the SEO of your website. However, note that this will not prevent users from accessing the pagination links directly.

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by virginie , 3 months ago

@alvera_smith 

To hide Laravel pagination from search engines, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the routes/web.php file in your Laravel application.
  2. Add the following code to define a new route for handling pagination URLs:
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Route::get('/page/{any}', function () {
    abort(404);
})->where('any', '.*');


  1. Save the changes and clear the Laravel route cache by running the following command in your terminal:
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php artisan route:cache


  1. Open the app/Exceptions/Handler.php file.
  2. Add the following code inside the render method to handle the NotFoundHttpException specifically:
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use SymfonyComponentHttpKernelExceptionNotFoundHttpException;

// ...

public function render($request, Exception $exception)
{
    if ($exception instanceof NotFoundHttpException && $request->is('page/*')) {
        return response()->view('errors.404', [], 404);
    }

    return parent::render($request, $exception);
}


  1. Create a new 404.blade.php file inside the resources/views/errors directory.
  2. Add any custom HTML or message you want to display when a user accesses a pagination URL directly.


With these steps, any time a search engine bot tries to access a pagination URL, it will receive a 404 error instead. This helps prevent search engines from indexing and displaying these pages in search results.

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by maci , 2 months ago

@alvera_smith 

Note: It's important to understand that while this method can help hide pagination from search engines, it is not guaranteed to completely prevent search engines from indexing these pages. Search engines may still discover these pages through other means, such as links from other websites. To fully control which pages are indexed, it's recommended to use other methods like meta tags or robots.txt directives to instruct search engines.