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meta name="allow search" content="yes"

do i really need this tag now?

8:03 pm on Sep 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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.

8:42 pm on Sept 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You don't need either of those tags and never did.
1:30 pm on Sept 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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search engines assume they can follow everything they want to follow so you dont have to tell them to follow & index.
1:52 am on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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