Robots meta tags are HTML elements that provide instructions to web crawlers (like search engine bots) on how to handle the indexing and crawling of a web page or website. These tags are placed in the <head> section of an HTML document and help control the behavior of web robots.

Here are some common robots meta tags with examples:

  • robots=”noindex”: Instructs search engines not to index the page.
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="noindex">
  • robots=“nofollow”: Instructs search engines to not follow links on the page.
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="nofollow">
  • robots=“noarchive”: Instructs search engines not to cache or archive the page.
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
  • robots=“nosnippet”: Instructs search engines not to display a snippet or description for the page in search results.
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="nosnippet">
  • robots=“all”: Instructs search engines to index and follow all links on the page (default behavior).
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="all">
  • robots=“none”: Instructs search engines not to index, follow links, or cache the page.
    Example: <meta name="robots" content="none">

These tags can be combined by separating them with commas. For example:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">

Robots meta tags are useful for controlling how search engines interact with specific pages or sections of a website, allowing webmasters to optimize their site’s visibility and crawling behavior.