Default Google Blogger Meta Tag Set To Not Allow Search Spiders In?

Feb 20, 2007 • 6:55 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Kevin Gibbons posted a thread at Search Engine Roundtable Forums last week about how he discovered that his blog has removed "removed from the Google index." After quick review, he noticed that he had some how added the <meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW" /> META tag to all his blog pages.

So he dug deeper to figure out how it was added.

By default the <$BlogMetaData$> tag which seems to be the default on some templates within Blogger, automatically added that meta tag.

It basically tells search engines not to index the pages and crawl the content.

So he removed the tag and hand coded his meta data.

He is not the only one who had this problem, several commented at his post.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.

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Matt Cutts

02/26/2007 04:30 am

Looks like it's fixed:


04/03/2010 01:32 pm

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Chirag Sachdeva

07/17/2012 07:09 am

hello, I have a same indexing problem. what I have explore is the wrong URL address for my blog in the meta content. I have used but correct one is If anyone has same indexing problem and tried above formula and still your pages are not indexed by Google then you might have URL issue.

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