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What is Robots Meta Tag?

What is Robots Meta Tag?

Do you know about robots meta tag and its importance in search engine optimization? Specially this tag is a html code to let search engin know about web page that page should index or not. Share your thought here by comment / answer.

The robots meta tag is an HTML element used to communicate with search engine crawlers about how to index and display a particular webpage. It is used to give instructions to search engines regarding what to crawl and what to exclude from indexing.

The robots meta tag can be used to set different values for the "content" attribute, which can tell search engines to index or not index a particular page, or to follow or not follow links on the page. The following are the most common values for the content attribute:

  • "index" or "noindex": This tells search engines whether or not to include the page in their index and search results.
  • "follow" or "nofollow": This tells search engines whether or not to follow links on the page.
  • "noarchive": This tells search engines not to store a cached version of the page.
  • "noimageindex": This tells search engines not to index any images on the page.

For example, if you don't want a specific webpage to be indexed by search engines, you can add the following robots meta tag to the head section of the HTML code:

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

This tells search engine crawlers not to index that particular page.

Using the robots meta tag can help you control how search engines crawl and index your website, which can ultimately impact your rankings and visibility in search results.

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