Live.com's Meta Tags For Crawl & Content Access Control

Oct 6, 2006 - 7:54 am 2 by
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Sometimes it is hard to find the different supported Meta tags to help control where Live.com (MSNbot) can crawl on your site and what content they should cache. I dug up the resource on MSN's Site Owner Help section that details Use metadata tags to control page indexing and link crawling. Here is a summary of those tags.

  • <META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="noindex" /> will tell MSNbot not to index the page
  • <META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="nofollow" /> will tell MSNbot not to follow links on that page
  • <META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="noindex,nofollow" /> will tell MSNbot not to index the page or follow links on that page
  • <META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="nocache" /> OR <META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="noarchive" /> will tell MSNbot not to store a local cache of the page

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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