Google Not Obeying the NoIndex NoFollow Meta Tag

Dec 22, 2004 • 11:18 am | comments (0) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Why is Google not obeying the <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"> line in this site's pages? Take a look at, you will see that all of these redirect URLs, which are used to discourage comment spam at this blog, are being indexed. For example, this page, redirects to Nacho, who left a comment at this blog.

If you look at the header information for you will see:

<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
<script type="text/javascript">
window.onload = function() { document.location = document.links[0].href; };
<p><a href="">Click here</a> if you are not redirected</p>

So why is Google indexing these pages?

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