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Content Archive - de-indexing from Google search

When I archive content using the Content Archive feature,  I know that I can redirect the archived post to a new URL, but does the post get de-indexed from google? 

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No I don't believe it is and an issue I have.

If you do a redirect 301 then google will update and remove it as your basically telling google this has permanently moved. 

Your other option is using google search console and removing the page from the index, this is only temp though so you then need to make sure you add it to the robot.txt file so it's not crawled. 

Ideally archived content is hidden from any crawlers but im not sure they are automatically.

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@jennychiu1nyp @Fellsteruk As part of archiving, the content in the Community is de-indexed from robots.txt and sitemap indices, to enable removal from the indices of general purpose search engines like Google. Also, the handling has been designed in such a way that when a related URL is provided, automatic redirection to the related URL overtime transfers the organic traffic and SEO benefits (PagerRank, keyword rankings etc.) coming from now-archived page directly to the new URL.

Here's a link to the documentation on Content Archive, for your reference.

@AshishKe @NarendraG 

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thanks, didnt realise this will take a look again as i'll be wanting to use this in my own community. 

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