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    Meta tag 'URL'


    Does anyone know what this meta tags does, W3 doesn't seem to recognize it, all I can find is:
    META tag URL - is intended for excluding the generated pages and mirrors from indexing. Met this tag, the search engine robot must stop indexing of the current document and click on the specified link.

    Exactly what in the hell does that mean?
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Does anyone know what this meta tags does, W3 doesn't seem to recognize it, all I can find is:
    META tag URL - is intended for excluding the generated pages and mirrors from indexing. Met this tag, the search engine robot must stop indexing of the current document and click on the specified link.

    Exactly what in the hell does that mean?
    I think this tag is quite old, I seem to remember using it years ago but not seen it of late. I could be wrong I am getting old

    What its for is to instruct the bot to stop indexing this page but to continue to index on the given URL. It was a way to force a BOT to sort of do a 301

    I guess it could be useful for people who cant do a proper 301
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    Thanks for the reply Chedders
    My thinking was it didn't index the same content on a page but rather sent it to the original page so there wasn't a dup content issue. I've seen a few said it was an old tag and not of much relevance any more.
    But there's not much info out there about it.

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