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SEO Question: Allow Bots To Index Tags Or Not?

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Around the time that IPB started its tags, I decided to not allow bots to index them. My reasoning was that having bots hitting hundreds, perhaps thousands, of searches per minute would slow things down on my site, and thus be bad for SEO, given just how much Google now weighs site speed into their algorithm for search results. Additionally, given that Google has a "crawl budget" for each site, my thought was that I'd rather have bots focus on indexing the new content, rather than indexing what are simply search results on my site.

My decision could be wrong, and perhaps the good SEO from bots clicking on my tags and indexing them might outweigh the bad. 

My hope is to hear from others about how they handle this issue.

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