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Question:Is there any way to have search engines not index a certain section of a page?


I have Blogger setup with the Blog Archive panel shown on every page so that users can easily get to old posts. The problem is that it lists the title of each page in this panel, meaning that the current page is getting keywords not directly relevant to it but to a different page.

For example, I might be writing about oranges, but a week ago I was writing about apples. The page about oranges is now seen by the search engines to also be talking about apples since there is a link in the Archive panel to my post from a week ago about apples. The opposite is also true where the apples page is also indexing the orange keywords.

Is there any way to exclude a certain section of a page from being indexed? (e.g. like having a whole
which is tagged as noindex or something similar.)

I know that Blogger has an option to remove the title of the pages in the Archive Panel, but I would prefer if they stayed there so that users know what posts are available.

asked Sep 13, 2013 in Java Interview Questions by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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Supposedly you can add the class robots-nocontent to elements on your page, like this:



    

Ignore this stuff.





Yahoo respects this, though I don't know if other search engines respect this. It appears Google is not supporting this at this time. I suspect if you load your content via ajax you would get the same effect of it not being present on the page.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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Supposedly you can add the class robots-nocontent to elements on your page, like this:



    

Ignore this stuff.





Yahoo respects this, though I don't know if other search engines respect this. It appears Google is not supporting this at this time. I suspect if you load your content via ajax you would get the same effect of it not being present on the page.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013

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