Step 2.35: Indexable Pages
Basic Concepts | Indexation
Direct Ranking Factor: Critical
Indexable pages are pages that Google can pick up and add to their index. You can specify at the page level using the Meta Robots tag if a page should or shouldn’t be indexed by Google.
Meta Robots Tag
The Meta Robots Tag sits in the head section of a source code on a page, just like a meta description or page title.
However, this tag is not seen by anyone, it is used by robots (hence the name) and indicates to Google if you want a page to be indexed or not.
This is the best way of ensuring that a page is or isn’t indexed.
The code for a meta robots tag that indicates you want the page to be indexed looks like this:
<meta name=”robots” content=”index, follow”>
The code for a meta robots tag that indicates you want the page to not be indexed looks like this:
<meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, follow”>
We cover the ‘follow’ component in more depth later in this guide along with the other functionality that this tag allows.