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rel="noindex, nofollow"

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Nestrer, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    Is the code valid? So SEs won't index or follow the links?
    SEMrush
    Should I use the comma or not?

    Thanks
     
    Nestrer, Mar 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dpking

    dpking Peon

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    #2
    use it like this:
    Yes the code is officially verified by Google !
     
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  3. ryanm

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    #3
    Using noindex in the code isn't necessary since nofollow shoves the spider away. But just make sure you don't have any other pages pointing toward that page without a nofollow otherwise it will get indexed.

    And dpking is right, that code is correct.
     
    ryanm, Mar 4, 2008 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #4
    correct with comma
    see original ref
    http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/appendix/notes.html

    keep in mind that such tags ONLY work with those SE obeying common rules - that means usually G, Y, MSN and a few others. it never is a guarantee to keep bots/SEs out.
     
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    #5
    yes, i am satisfied with DPking... follow it.
     
    Mitchelle Johnson, Mar 4, 2008 IP
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    #6
    If you are trying to keep some of your pages from being indexed, you can add this in the HTML head:

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

    Edit: Sorry, just realized this thread is a year old.. got here from a search..
     
    m.stevens, Apr 9, 2009 IP
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    Hi,

    What is the difference between "Nofollow" and "Noindex" ???

    :)
     
    smith2009, Apr 9, 2009 IP
  8. SpiderDog

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    #8
    The Google spider does a few things when it sees a link on your page. One, it enters the page, to which you are linking, into its index. Two, it "follows" the link to run its algorithm on that page's content. Three, it assigns a value to the link and to the words in the anchor text of that link.

    The main reason for using "noindex, nofollow" is so you don't dilute the value of other links on your page. The more PageRank your page has, the more total value the page has to give to all the links on that page. The more links you have on that page, the less relative value each of them has.
     
    SpiderDog, Jul 12, 2009 IP
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    #9
    yeah its correct with a comma.
     
    ericajoieake, Jul 12, 2009 IP
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    #10
    If you would like to put rel="nofollow" then it is the right tag, No need put rel="noindex, nofollow" because no index is used to make no index in google search results..........there is no role of no index in any link. If you would like to no index any page then you should use................ < meta name="robots" content="no index, no follow" />
     
    neiljhonson, Jul 28, 2009 IP
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    #11
    Is it possible to use rel="noindex, nofollow" with <span> or <div> Tags besides anchor <a> tag? If not, Is there any way to skip a specific section (<td>Code ot content in between table data tags </td>) of the webpage from bots? :confused:
     
    sakella, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    #12
    you use like that < meta name="robots" content="no index, no follow" />
    I have used its <meta name="robots" content="FOLLOW,INDEX">
     
    elenabush, Aug 20, 2009 IP
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    #13
    This is what Matt Cutts, a google engineer, says about the noindex. I can't post the direct link yet but if you search in google like:
    site:mattcutts.com noindex

    It's the first link. He goes into detail about it. From my understanding noindex refers more to the meta tag (i.e. <meta>) rather than, say, an anchor tag (i.e. <a href>). The nofollow is more used in the anchor tag as the others have shown. This is my understanding of it.
     
    vkimura, Aug 29, 2010 IP
  14. SpiderDog

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    #14
    It is best that you check your link(s) to be sure they are in fact "nofollow". You can do this with several browser add-ons, such as Quirk "SearchStatus", or "SEO4Firefox".

    From my testing, it seems you must have the space between the "noindex" and the "nofollow" or it won't work. The order of those two words also matters. So in effect, it MUST be the following (at least in the anchor element):

    < a href="..." rel="noindex, nofollow" >...< /a >
     
    SpiderDog, Jan 20, 2011 IP
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    #15
    You use the <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="noindex, nofollow"> meta tag when you don't want google to index the page or pass pagerank to the links on the page.
    If you just use the noindex tag, google will not index the page but still flow pagerank to the links.
     
    oseymour, Jan 20, 2011 IP
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    Collard Banned

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    #16
    Thats an old thread why did you raised it?
     
    Collard, Jan 21, 2011 IP