Does Googlebot Take Notice of “Noindex” Tags?

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Does Googlebot Take Notice of “Noindex” Tags?

Yes, Googlebot does take follow of “noindex” tags if they are placed and configured correctly within your website code.

However, if you publish a page on your website before adding the “noindex” tag, Google might crawl and index a page within this time. If this happens, or has already happened to you, don’t worry, as the next time Googlebot visits your site it will update the Google cache and remove any pages that have the “noindex” tag included.

This can take a period of weeks, but afterwards you should see a drop in the number of indexed pages shown in your Google Webmaster Tools account.

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