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The Complete Guide to Robots.txt and Noindex Meta Tag

The Complete Guide to Robots .txt and Noindex Meta Tag

How do I use Robots.txt and the noindex meta tag?

Quick Answer: To create a Robots.txt file, you can use any text editor (such as Notepad). Make sure to save the file with UTF-8 encoding during the save file dialog. This file must also be named “robots.txt,” and your site can only have one such file. This file must also be located at the root of the website host you’re applying it to. To use a noindex tag for pages that you do not want to be included in search results, add “<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex”>” to the <head> section. Or, you can add the noindex tag using a X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header: “X-Robots-Tag: noindex”.


What Meta Robots Tag Are For

Meta robots

What are robots meta tags for?

Quick Answer: Robots meta tags are pieces of code that instruct search engine robots. These HTML snippets tell them what they can and cannot do on your page. It’s a way of controlling how your pages are crawled and indexed, and how your content is displayed in the SERPs.