Robots.txt vs Meta NoIndex Tag – SEOForLunch Issue #37
June 13th, 2017
Hey, lunch buddies. Welcome to issue #37 of the #SEOForLunch newsletter. A big thank you for all those who recently signed up and for those who have been a part of this ride since the beginning. If you continue to enjoy this newsletter I would really appreciate it if you would forward to your co-workers and networks so they can sign up themselves (sign up here at NickLeRoy.com)
Last week I asked you guys what you thought of the ‘question of the week’. I had some immediate positive responses but not as many as I thought I might. I’m going to hold off in the near-term in favor of an idea I’ll share with you guys in the future. Hold tight!
What You Must Know
nothing super important this week guys — sorry!
SEO Tips & Advice
Yoast wrote a quick write up about how to properly block pages from the search engines results. Most think the robots.txt “disallow” directive is enough when in reality you shouldn’t be using the robots.txt file at all. In this case, you’ll want to use the meta robots noindex/nofollow tag.
If you have any questions whether or not your blocking pages appropriately make sure you read Yoasts bigger guide to robots meta tags.
Interesting Reads in Your Spare Time
- Google is testing carousel listings in hotel SERPs
- SEO tips for non profits
- Who should optimize content: SEOs or Writers?
- Moz announced their new site crawling tool