How to Manipulate Google’s Indexing Spider To Get the Listings Your Site Deserves!
Today's the day we weave together the four silken threads that Master SEOs use to control those finicky search engine spiders at their own game. Of course, I'm talking about:
The nofollow link attribute (often called the nofollow tag) — the tag that works at the link level by placing it within individual links.
The nofollow meta tag — the tag that works at the page level by adding it to the <head> section of your web pages.
The noindex meta tag — another tag that works at the page level by placing it within the <head> section of your web page.
The robots.txt file — that operates at the site level and controls the indexing of all your web pages when placed in the same directory folder as your homepage (i.e. your root directory).
Each of these tools serve a unique and specific function. And it's critical you precisely understand their purpose before you attempt to manipulate how your pages are crawled, indexed and ranked. So, to make cert...