Saturday, September 09, 2006

No Index Meta Tag Problem

Please Listen to this Podcast from Webmaster Radio and Danny Sullivan said something very interesting about the "No Index" meta tag or Robots.txt file which he said that if you put a no index meta tag the Google Bot will not index your page. Please listen from 18:00-20:03 so you see what I mean


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"A meta no index tag is an easy way to keep a particular page out of the index"..."if you use the no index meta tag google will not show your page in any way shape or form."

So using the no index meta tag will hurt your ranking in the Google Directory, as he says "even if they know about your site, apparently through the open directory or because they can see people linking to it, they still will not list it". So I just wanted to get people who use a free service like Blogger or Wordpad, to not use the no index meta tag because as soon as the Google Bot sees this, it will not index the page. A more effective way to do this is to get the Robots.txt file into your page, but unless you have a site with FTP access you cant.

"they got two different behaviors even though your telling them the same thing, dont index this particular part of my site"

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3 comments:

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Tehmina said...

Google Not Obeying NoIndex Meta Tag?
read this:
http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/060614-095917

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http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/handling-noindex-meta-tags/
Google shows del.icio.us homepage for

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=del.icio.us&btnG=Search

even though del.icio.us has noindex/nofollow tag

meta name=”robots” content=”noarchive,nofollow,noindex”/

and it’s robots.txt says:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /
Allow: /rss