The question was around a massage service company that is not allowed to offer a specific type of massage in some cities and locations. They do not want Google to show that page for that specific massage service when a searcher is in that location. The issue is, you really can’t noindex the page because other locations allow the service. But you don’t want a searcher in a specific set of cities see that page.
Here is the question:
@JohnMu probably going to be a no, but its putting folks in danger / unpleasent situations – a site is ranking for tantric massages in a certain city, a service they don’t offer, can this be some sort of synonym match ?
— Gerry White SEO geek (@dergal) September 8, 2021
John Mueller of Google replied that “there’s no way to suppress ranking for individual queries or in individual locations – you can noindex the pages, but that takes them out everywhere. For things like this you might show a JS banner depending on what you recognize, but city-level recognition is usually flakey.”
There’s no way to suppress ranking for individual queries or in individual locations – you can noindex the pages, but that takes them out everywhere. For things like this you might show a JS banner depending on what you recognize, but city-level recognition is usually flakey.
— 🧀 John 🧀 (@JohnMu) September 8, 2021
This comes up with alcohol, drugs, adult themes and I guess with some massages.
Forum discussion at Twitter.