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Can this hide certain content from SE's

     
4:10 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I want to know whether content between the
<noindex> and </noindex> tags will be hidden from SE's.

If it can't what is the use of it (sorry for my ignorance)

Can anyone help me.

10:11 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You could do a reverse cloak. Basically you have the text you don't want the spider to see as an include into the page. Then when a SE spider comes in you just don't call in the include.

I wonder what googles policies are on omitted content. LOL.

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this is quite an old idea to scam search engines like Google (was popular about 2-3 years ago). I think it would just get you banned with Google's new filters.
11:14 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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When people refer to the "noindex tag" in posts, what they probably meant was:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

That is what comes of people who don't know their tags from their attributes.

4:41 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Here is a previous discussion on the
<noindex>
tag...

<noindex>
Tag and Search Engines [webmasterworld.com]
5:01 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the speedy reply, but does these tags stop
search engines from seeing javascript and css seeing as javascript and css code is not liked by SE's
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No, the tag is specific to atomz and is not valid HTML.
5:05 pm on Mar 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i've seen the following site using these tags
and obviously it does something for them

[edited by: oilman at 5:15 pm (utc) on Mar. 19, 2004]
[edit reason] no specifics please [/edit]

3:45 pm on Mar 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That tag used to be used by Infoseek, and is also used by some on-site search engines like XAV.