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Does this mean the page will not be indexed

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bounder, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. bounder

    bounder Newbie

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    Hi All

    Noob question time. Looking at a web page a friend had developed for his IT training company and I see the following in the source.. (I have removed the description text and keyword list to make it readable).

    <meta name="description" content="DESCRIPTION" />
    <meta name="keywords" content="KEYWORDS"/>
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
    Does this mean his main page is not being indexed?

    Thanks
     
  2. maribge

    maribge Junior Member

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    yep. Put <meta name="robots" content="index,follow" /> instead.
     
  3. bounder

    bounder Newbie

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    Cheers!
     
  4. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    My personal belief is that it is better to not use meta robots at all unless you don't want bots to index that page. The only exception I make is when there is a conflict like google using the ODP description instead of the meta description in which case there are utility flags like "noodp" or "noydir" to handle that kind of thing... see http://yoast.com/articles/robots-meta-tags/ (not my site) for more info.