HTML question


this might be a really basic qustion, but here goes. Will this work:



Basically, will the no follow meta tag work… or are you not able to use two html open and close tags in a html document??

As mentioned, with multiple HTML tags you seem to have completely missed how a HTML document structure works…

But I’d also point out that if you are building a NEW page, you shouldn’t be typing that code in all caps either, that’s HTML 3.2 and begs the question “what is this, 1997?”

The nofollow meta instruction will probably work for serious search engine 'bots.

But you are not allowed to use multiple <html> tags in one document! :eek:

You might also want to study the Robots Robots Exclusion Standard/Protocol:


Always use one HTML tag in your html document, and put meta tags into HEAD section

  <meta />
<!--content -->

and answer to your question

  1. robots can ignore your <META> tag. Especially malware robots that scan the web for security vulnerabilities, and email address harvesters used by spammers will pay no attention.
  2. the NOFOLLOW directive only applies to links on this page. It’s entirely likely that a robot might find the same links on some other page without a NOFOLLOW (perhaps on some other site), and so still arrives at your undesired page.