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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" -->
navigation section
<!-- /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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