What is the reason for adding noindex to a "contact us" page?

by annabell_mcdermott , in category: SEO , a month ago

What is the reason for adding noindex to a "contact us" page?

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by domenico.weimann , a month ago

@annabell_mcdermott 

Adding a "noindex" tag to a "contact us" page is generally not necessary and may not be a best practice. The purpose of the "noindex" tag is to instruct search engine bots not to index a page, which can be useful for certain types of pages that are not meant to be publicly visible, such as internal pages, test pages, or duplicate pages.


However, a "contact us" page is typically a valuable part of a website that visitors may want to find through search engines. By adding a "noindex" tag to a "contact us" page, you are essentially telling search engines to ignore that page and not include it in search results, which could make it harder for potential customers to find your contact information.


In general, it's a best practice to leave "contact us" pages visible to search engines so that people can find them easily. However, if you have a specific reason for wanting to keep a "contact us" page hidden from search engines, then adding a "noindex" tag could be appropriate. For example, if you are concerned about receiving a high volume of spam through the contact form, you might choose to noindex the page as a way of reducing the number of automated requests you receive.