Meta Tags
googlebot (Obsolete)

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 (opens in a new tab) instead.


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

content may be:

noarchiveDo not cache the page, do not show a "Show in cache"-link in search results
nosnippetDo not show a text/video snippet in search results
noindexPage will not be shown in search results
nofollowDo not follow (internal) links on this page

Usage samples

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


  • nosnippet:

    FEN MetaTag DocumentationNo description available
  • noarchive:

    FEN MetaTag DocumentationFEN MetaTag Documentation for HTML and popular Meta Tags

Read more at Google Search Central (opens in a new tab).

Also see robots and google.