How does the SEO noindex tag work?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The noindex tag actually alerts the search engine spiders that a particular site or webpage should be skipped, or avoided when the spider audits and indexes webpages. This is typically preferred for sites that are still in development or for sections of websites that are being re-developed, as most search engines (most notably Google) have a strong disdain for indexing pages marked "coming soon" or "under construction."

    Once the site or page that is noindexed is published and ready for public view, the code can be removed from the meta fields where it is housed in standard web coding.

    At the internet marketing company I work for, we typically use the noindex tag on pages strictly meant for Google sponsored results listings, websites still under development, or sections of websites that have a large amount of duplicated content.

  • 1 decade ago

    And here is the proper code you can just paste into your <head> of the page where you want to add it:


  • John
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Do you mean to say nofollow attribute in meta tag like this

    <meta name="robots" content="index, follow"/>

    Here it represent that all the robots of various search engine visit the site and index it.

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