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Is Page Rank affected?

   
6:51 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I understand that this code <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow" /> stops the search engines from following links out on a page.

But does it stop them from indexing the page? Do you still get seen for the keywords on this page?

7:55 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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



This isn't really a question about HTML - especially the PageRank part. But there's been a lot of discussion on this in the Google Search forum. You can tap into that by using the Site Search [webmasterworld.com].

Short answer - if there is no other link to the url anywhere on the web, then its content will not be indexed or retrievable through the major search engines. No PageRank or link power (including anchor text influence) flows through a link marked with the rel="nofollow" attribute.

8:48 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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thank you
10:19 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

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



You're welcome. It's always a dicey situation when the search engines add something proprietary to the existing HTML spec.