Do you know how many Meta robots tag available? No worries, let me explain to you. Actually the Meta Robots tags control the spiders from crawling and indexing our webpage and post. we use each tag for different purposes. Sametime we have the option to use more than one meta tag in a single page, but it will create the conflicts, so you can add if it’s really needed only.
Here are the type of Meta Robots Tags:
Default Meta robots tag:
If you don’t define any meta tag in a webpage, the default spider will crawl your webpage and do the indexation. this is actually called as a “Default Meta robots tag”.
<meta name="robots" content="index, follow"" />
<meta name="robots" content="none">
Meta robots noindex:
If you don’t want to come-up with any pages in search results, you can use the below meta robots tag. For an example, if you don’t want author pages in the search results, you can add the below tag.
<meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
Meta robots nofollow
<meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />
Meta robots noarchive:
using this tag will help to prevent a page from being cached.
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive" />
Meta robots noodp:
This tag will support to Google, Yahoo and MSN as well. Especially this tag to display your own description from your directory. if you use the below tag that would guarantee that search engine displays your meta description, definitely this is really amazing to improve your CTR.
<meta name="robots" content="noodp " />
Meta robots noydir:
This tag is the same as NOODP tag, but the difference is that it is suitable for Yahoo only.
<meta name="robots" content="noydir" />
Hope this will help you to understand each Meta robots tags 🙂