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Google Webmaster Tools - How To Disable Indexing On A Page

posted Jun 7, 2011, 4:49 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 7, 2011, 4:54 PM by Rafael Hernandez ]
There are two functions in Webmaster Tools which you may find interesting and informative. 
  1. Disable indexing completely on one page
  2. Disable indexing in Google only
  3. Instruct Google-bot to 'not follow the links on the page'
  4. Instruct Google-bot to 'not follow a specific link'
The functions are listed below with detailed steps.

No Index

To prevent all robots from indexing a page on your site, place the following meta tag into the <head> section of your page:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex">

To allow other robots to index the page on your site, preventing only Google's robots from indexing the page:
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">

No Follow

"Nofollow" provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link."

Originally, the nofollow attribute appeared in the page-level meta tag, and instructed search engines not to follow (i.e., crawl) any outgoing links on the page. For example:

<meta name="robots" content="nofollow" />
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