Google has announced that it has released a new robot tag called indexifembedded which makes it easy to crawl pages marked with noindex tag and embedded in third party pages through iframes.
How indexifembedded robot tag works
The indexifembedded is a new robot tag that will supplement the noindex meta tag. The indexifembedded is ideal for content publishers who don’t want their pages to be indexed by Googlebot but would have no problem if their content is indexed when embedded in external websites or pages via iframes.
For the indexifembedded tag to work, you have to add the two meta tags in your header.
<meta name=”googlebot” value=”noindex” />
<meta name=”googlebot” value=”indexifembedded” />
<meta name=”googlebot” value=”noindex,indexifembedded” />
An example of where indexifembedded tag can be used include a page like this: example.com/episode/33/podcast=12345 that you don’t want Googlebot to index and you have it marked with noindex tag but you have no problem with it being indexed if embedded via iframes in another page like site.com/episode/33/podcast=12345.
indexifembedded tag is currently only supported on Google Search engine.
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