Quantcast

Google On Making Use Of Robots Meta Tags

Get the WebProNews Newsletter:


[ Search]

Owing to Danny Sullivan’s post on how search engines handle meta tags, Google’s Vanessa Fox has written a post on how Google handles these tags.

For handling multiple content values Vanessa says:

We recommend that you place all content values in one meta tag. This keeps the meta tags easy to read and reduces the chance for conflicts. For instance:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

If the page contains multiple meta tags of the same type, we will aggregate the content values. For instance, we will interpret

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOFOLLOW">

The same way as:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

If content values conflict, we will use the most restrictive. So, if the page has these meta tags:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">
<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX">

We will obey the NOINDEX value.  

For unnecessary content values, directing a robots meta tag specifically at Googlebot, casing and spacing and more read the full post.  

Comments 

Tag:

AddThis social<br />
bookmark button

Google On Making Use Of Robots Meta Tags
Comments Off
About Navneet Kaushal
Nav is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, a premier search engine company known for its assured SEO service, web design and development, copywriting and full time SEO professionals.

Navneet has wide experience in natural search engine optimization, internet marketing and PPC campaigns. He is a prolific writer and his articles can be found in the "Best Articles" section of many websites and article banks. As a search engine analyst , he has over 9 years of experience and his knowledge is in application here. WebProNews Writer
Top Rated White Papers and Resources

Comments are closed.

  • Join for Access to Our Exclusive Web Tools
  • Sidebar Top
  • Sidebar Middle
  • Sign Up For The Free Newsletter
  • Sidebar Bottom