How to check if page has noindex?

by declan_ritchie , in category: SEO , 4 months ago

How to check if page has noindex?

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by aniyah , 4 months ago

@declan_ritchie 

There are a few ways to check if a web page has the "noindex" directive, which indicates that search engines should not index the page. Here are three common methods:

  1. View the page source code: Right-click on the web page, select "View Page Source" or "Inspect", and search for the "noindex" meta tag in the head section of the HTML. This meta tag looks like: . If you find this tag, it means the page has the "noindex" directive.
  2. Use the "Inspect" tool in your browser: Right-click on the page, select "Inspect" or "Inspect Element", and navigate to the "Elements" or "DOM" tab in the developer tools. Look for a meta tag with the name attribute set to "robots" and the content attribute set to "noindex". If you see this meta tag, it means the page has the "noindex" directive.
  3. Check the HTTP response header: Use a tool like the "Inspect Element" tool in your browser or a command-line tool like cURL or wget to view the HTTP response headers for the page. Look for the "X-Robots-Tag" header. If the value of this header is "noindex", it means the page has the "noindex" directive.


By using any of these methods, you will be able to determine if a web page has the "noindex" directive and is set to be excluded from search engine indexing.