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06-25-2006, 08:48 PM
What does this code mean and what does it do? :?:
<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="index all, follow all">

Can anyone give me a concise description?

In other words, not just :roll: > It tells "robots" to run through your site, or > Why do you want to know, or > it depends on "blah, blah, blah", or > it only works on "blah, blah, blah", etc.

Thanks in advance for helpful, clear, pertinent, concise responses :D

Creative Insanity
06-26-2006, 07:04 AM
It is for search engines.. if you want a running discription then you will find that on any search engine.

06-26-2006, 01:10 PM
The tag is known as Robots META TAG

The above META tag states to the robot to index the page and to follow links on the page. You can also specify a robot to index a page and NOT to follow the links on the page and vice versa. Here are the following tags you can use:

HTML Code:

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

06-28-2006, 06:26 PM
Which of the examples is the best practice to follow if one wants the search robots to recognize and hopefully up ones page ranking. At first glance it would seen the index/follow would be the one but wanted to understand the pros and cons of the various possiblilties.


06-28-2006, 06:46 PM
If you want maximum exposure to the search engines, don't include the tag at all.

The robots meta tag is only useful to tell the spiders which pages not to go to. Unless you have any pages that you want the spiders to stay away from, you don't have to use the meta robot tag.