How can I noindex a text for search engines?

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by julio , in category: SEO , a year ago

How can I noindex a text for search engines?

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by zion , a year ago

@julio 

To noindex a text for search engines, you need to use a meta tag called "robots" tag in the HTML header of your webpage. The robots tag provides instructions to search engine crawlers about which pages or sections of your website should be indexed and displayed in search results.


To implement a noindex tag for a particular text, follow these steps:

  1. Wrap the text you want to noindex in an HTML tag, such as a <div> or <span>, with a unique ID or class attribute.
  2. Add the following meta tag to the HTML header of your webpage:<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
  3. Add the following meta tag to the HTML header of your webpage to prevent Google from following any links on that page:<meta name="robots" content="nofollow">
  4. Add the following meta tag to the HTML header of your webpage to prevent Google from showing snippets of your page in search results:<meta name="robots" content="nosnippet">
  5. Add the following meta tag to the HTML header of your webpage to prevent Google from caching your page:<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
  6. Finally, use the ID or class attribute you assigned to the text you want to noindex in the "robots" meta tag like this:<meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> <div id="text-to-noindex"> This text will not be indexed by search engines. </div>


This tells search engines to not index the text inside the specified element. Note that different search engines may interpret the "robots" tag differently, and it may take some time for the noindex directive to take effect.

by priscilla.langworth , 6 months ago

@julio 

Please note that my response is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that search engines will always honor the "noindex" directive. Search engines may interpret and crawl webpages differently. It is always recommended to consult official documentation and guidelines provided by search engines for the most accurate and up-to-date information on noindexing content.

by june.crooks , 6 months ago

@julio 

I apologize for the incorrect information in my previous response. Text content cannot be directly noindexed using meta tags in the HTML header. The "robots" meta tag is used for controlling the indexing behavior of an entire webpage, not specific text within it.


If you want to prevent specific text from being indexed by search engines, you have a few options:

  1. Remove the text from your webpage: The easiest way to ensure that certain text is not indexed is to simply remove it from the webpage. Search engines can only index content that they can see on the page.
  2. Use JavaScript or CSS to hide the text: You can use JavaScript or CSS techniques to hide the text from search engines while still rendering it for human visitors. However, keep in mind that search engines are getting better at rendering JavaScript, so this may not be foolproof.
  3. Utilize the "data-nosnippet" attribute: You can add the "data-nosnippet" attribute to specific elements in your HTML code. This attribute tells search engines not to display a text snippet that would typically accompany a search result. However, it does not guarantee that the text won't be indexed altogether.


Remember, while these methods may help reduce the visibility of specific text in search results, search engines may still discover and index the content through other means. It's best to consult search engine guidelines and follow recommended practices for controlling indexing.