I think I can help you with this. When I have content that I don't want to be outputted by RH and in turn not show up in search I have to set a conditional tag and then specify in the layout properties to exclude that content from the output.
For example lets say you have 3 sets of content with 3 separate conditional tags.
If you only want the content with the condition of Tag 1 to be outputted and show up in search results, you will have to Define a Condtional Build Expression in your layout properties before you generate.
the Conditional Build Expression would look like this.
Not Tag 2 and Not Tag 3.
The RH will only output content with the conditional tag of Tag 1.
Hope this helps
Thanks for your help, but William already covered the topic. Apparently, I was applying the conditional tag using the TOC pod, when I should have done it at the topic level.