Noindex Attribute

What is the Noindex Attribute? – Definition

The noindex tag is used to avoid indexing of a given website or page in the search engine (they will not appear in the search results). When Google robots crawl a particular page and find this directive, they will remove it from the search results.


How to Correctly Add Noindex Tag to a Website?

To block indexing by most search engine crawlers, place the following directive into the <head> section:

<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”>

To block only Google robots from indexing, place the following directive into the <head> section:

<meta name=”googlebot” content=”noindex”>.

Remember not to block the page by a robots.txt file, otherwise, this directive will not be effective – crawlers simply won’t see it and as a result, the page will still remain in the search engine index.

Noindex can also be added as an HTTP response header.

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