This is probably the only other prominent Meta tag. This is a very peculiar tag in the sense that it indicates what web pages should not be indexed by Search Engines. The Robots tag is inserted in between the header tags. An example of the Robots Tag is given below:
<TITLE>This page should be kept out of Search Engine listings</TITLE>
<META NAME=”ROBOTS” CONTENT=”NOINDEX”>
By default, a crawler will try to index all your web pages and will try to follow links from one page to another. This can be prevented by using the Robots Tag. Most major search engines support the Meta robots tag. The Meta robots tag also has some extensions offered by particular search engines to prevent indexing of multimedia content.
There are other Meta. tags apart from the ones explored above but most of them are simply ignored by almost all search engines.
To sum up, some search engines will give you a boost if you have Meta tags. But don’t expect that to necessarily be enough to put you in the top ten. Meta tags are mainly a design element you can tap into, a crutch for helping information-poor pages better be acknowledged by the search engines.
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