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I have noindex,follow but the page is indexed

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Msg#: 267 posted 10:32 pm on Feb 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have a complete sitemap in my root directory that I'd rather not have indexed, as there is a more user friendly, but not search engine friendly, navigation tool that I have in place.

I put in the header of my sitemap:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow">

I just looked at big G, and they indexed this page. Is my syntax off? Is there another way to accomplish this through robots.txt?



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Msg#: 267 posted 4:41 am on Feb 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

skip the "follow" part. If "nofollow" isn't present, then the bot keeps a going. (besides, we pretty much know that G doesn't obey "nofollow" anyway).

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