HTML: "noindex" explained - this is how the meta tag works
The goal of most websites is a high ranking in search results. But there are reasonable exceptions and that's when "noindex" comes into play. Our guide explains how to implement it and when there are logical reasons."noindex" is an instruction that the search engine bots must adhere to.
HTML: How the "noindex" tag worksVery common is the implementation of "noindex" as a meta tag. You can learn more about what meta tags are here. The implementation goes like this:
- The place you are looking for is the <head>-area of the page that should not be indexed.
- Install the following meta tag there: <meta name="robots" content="noindex">
- The "robots" here refers to all search engines. If you want to exclude specific search engines, this is also possible. For example, for Google, the meta tag is then: <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">