MetaExtension googlebot

Is used to tell the google crawler specifically, what to do with search results from your website.

Google announced in 2017 that this tag is no longer supported, which is why it's marked as Unsupported. Use a robots.txt instead.


<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex,nofollow">

content may be:

content Usage
noarchive Do not cache the page, do not show a "Show in cache"-link in search results
nosnippet Do not show a text/video snippet in search results
noindex Page will not be shown in search results
nofollow Do not follow (internal) links on this page

Usage samples

<meta name="googlebot" content="noarchive">
<meta name="googlebot" content="nosnippet">


Read more at Google Search Central.

Also see robots and google.


In the WHATWG Wiki

Up to date: v2.3.5