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Search Error: The content for this address was excluded by the crawler because this item was marked with a no-index meta-tag. To index this item, remove the meta-tag and recrawl.

Posted by Paul on April 29, 2014


While indexing a SharePoint site, I encountered the following error:

The content for this address was excluded by the crawler because this item was marked with a no-index meta-tag. To index this item, remove the meta-tag and recrawl.

Solution

If the mentioned URL is a Document Library > Change > Advanced Settings >

Allow items from this document library to appear in search results > To Yes

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If the mentioned URL is a Site > Change > Site Settings > Search and Offline Availability >

Allow this site to appear in search results? > To Yes

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After making the changes, Go to Central Administration > Service Applications > Search Service Application > Content Sources > Start Full Crawl

Problem Solved!

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