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Step 2.35: Indexable

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

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.

 

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