Anyone who can tell me how I can disable the component users to provide search engines the noindex, means:

<meta name=robots content="noindex" />

for example in all Joomla instances, the URL


Is there a common way to set the noindex?

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It looks like you have activated Search Engine Friendly URLs

in this case you need to add to your robots.txt

User-agent: *
# disallow login from of joomla
Disallow: /component/users/

You can use the robots.txt file to disallow the indexing. Try using this directive in your robots.txt file.

User-agent: *    
Disallow: /*?option=com_users*

The cons of this approach is that not all search engines crawlers observe the wildcard syntax. I think this will do the trick with the major ones (Google, Bing and Yahoo).

I found this and this useful articles about robots.

Another way that you could try is in every menu item, that calls the com_users component, in the metadata tab, set the robots option to No Index.

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