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Noindex and robots disallow

Discussion in 'robots.txt' started by smokey99, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. #1
    Hello Everyone,
    I just wanted to confirm with you experts.

    If a site has a "noindex" meta
    And a robots.txt that says
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /

    This will prevent indexing CORRECT?
    And basically prevent any chance of organic placement?

    I just need this confirmed if possible.

    Thanks for any input, and have a happy holiday season :)
    Scott
    SEMrush
     
    smokey99, Dec 22, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Cado Magenge

    Cado Magenge Greenhorn

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    Yes whatever you wrote is correct.
    Remember
    Disallow: / ==> this will disallow all robots to crawl and index. so will not allow website appear in SERP.
    'no index' ==> even though it can crawl the page, it cannot add the page into its search index.
     
    Cado Magenge, Feb 23, 2017 IP
  3. PoPSiCLe

    PoPSiCLe Illustrious Member

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    It will prevent decent robots from indexing, yes. Rogue robots that disregard robots.txt and/or meta-tags won't give a damn.
     
    PoPSiCLe, Feb 24, 2017 IP