During a hangout, John Mueller explained and reiterated that there is no E-A-T Score on Google.
Our SEO Lead, Brian Harnish, has a comprehensive argument on the topic as well.
An SEO professional was concerned about their author archive pages in Google Search Console.
They received a notification about their archive pages that were missing a field URL.
As a result, they just want to noindex their author archive pages. They wanted to know if that would solve the problem, and how much of an impact it would have on search.
These pages don’t have keywords anyway. Additionally, they also asked if their E-A-T score would go down if they noindex their author archive pages.
John explained – and reiterated, again – that Google does not have an E-A-T score.
He said that SEO professionals do not have to worry about that.
The notification they received is more than likely related to the structured data on these pages.
If you don’t want those pages indexed, the notification can be cleared by noindexing the pages.
Furthermore, if you’re using a plugin that generates structured data for these pages, then you may want to disable this as well.
Fixing the fields for that structured data will also repair the problem.
John expounded that both solutions are fine because the structured data on these pages is not critical for the SEO professional’s site, so it will not have a negative impact on the site in the search results.
If you’re seeing traffic to these pages, you may want to put in the work and keep them indexed and repair the structured data fields.
Otherwise, it should be fine noindexing them from the search results entirely.
This happens at approximately the 48:01 mark in the video.