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meta name="allow search" content="yes"
do i really need this tag now?
supafresh

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3997238 posted 8:03 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

I dont know if i really need to have both tags on my page.

<meta name="allow search" content="yes">
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow">

I think they do the same thing, i cant find anything clear on the web about what allow search does exactly.

 

Conard

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3997238 posted 8:42 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

You don't need either of those tags and never did.

goodroi

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Msg#: 3997238 posted 1:30 pm on Sep 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

search engines assume they can follow everything they want to follow so you dont have to tell them to follow & index.

bigcat1967

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Msg#: 3997238 posted 1:52 am on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

You don't need them if you want your pages to be indexed - however, if you don't want a specific page to be indexed, then you'll need those tags and tell them that you don't want any bots indexing your page

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