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|Is this valid robots noindex?|
blocking a section of a page
| 11:59 pm on Feb 22, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I am trying out a site search engine and need to block my navigation from being indexed as it is skewing the results.
They suggest blocking the navigation with something like.
<!-- robots content="noindex" -->
<!-- /robots -->
I hadn't realized you do this with just part of the page.
I am concerned that doing this could mess up my rankings with Google and other search engines. Would this be a problem?
| 3:03 am on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
This syntax may be recognized by the particular search program you have installed, but it is certainly not recognized by Google or other search engines. It won't be a problem in terms of ranking.
| 4:34 am on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, I didn't think I'd ever heard of it before.
| 5:02 am on Feb 23, 2006 (gmt 0)|
What would it take to have a new tag standardized. The need for partial exclusion is valid and many site search engines already have their own. Even mediabot has section targeting.
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