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Robots =INDEX,FOLLOW or Robots =ALL

Do search engines have preferences



12:49 pm on May 14, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I started using the <meta name="robots" content="all"> tag, then from reading i now use content="Index,Follow">.

Why do some designers use "all" as opposed to "index,follow" or vice versa, is it because certain search engines prefer one or the other, or a lack of standardisation ?

If any one knows, i would appreciate a reason.


7:36 pm on May 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member nffc is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

The ALL directive is really a kind of shorthand for INDEX,FOLLOW. Take a look here, Using a Robots Meta Tag [searchengineworld.com] for more info.


1:33 am on May 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Thanks NFFC.

I've read that page. But if it's just a shorthand version, i'm going to stay with INDEX,FOLLOW


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