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noindex part of a page

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1:44 pm on Jul 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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How to add noindex tag in order to restrict search spider to crawl only specific site text area (not whole page)
10:49 pm on July 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't think you can do that. The problem is that when you tell a spider to stop indexing a page, it stops indexing the page - so you can't tell it to start again, it's already moved on. I could be wrong, but I think it's the whole page or nothing.

If it were me, and I really wanted to show content on a page that was hidden from the spiders, I might put the sensitive material on a different webpage and then use an inline frame to show the content in the page that you do want indexed. To a spider, an inline frame looks like a link, and you can "nofollow" that link. To a website visitor, however, it'll look like the content is on the page itself.

It's an idea.

12:52 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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or you can also use some sort of cloaking to hide that part of page from the SE.

if this what you want, try looking around, there's lot of resources on search engine cloaking here.

1:15 pm on July 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think you can embed the content you don't want indexed via an iFrame and then do a noindex or robots.txt exclusion (better) on the page pulled in with the iFrame.

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