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Re: Unfriendly META tag ?
From Max on 05 November '98
adding to Unfriendly META tag ? posted by John Thomson

>I just checked my Meta tags using Meta Medic, and was given a
>warning about an unfriendly robot META tag.

>META HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" CONTENT="1";URL=/default.asp"

Because of the use of this tag on "feeder pages" - several to dozens
of pages scattered around the web to automatically shove the visitor
to the "real" site - search engines will not index these.

There is a legitimate use for the REFRESH tag: when a page has been
moved, replace the page with a "REFRESH" one aimed at the new
location. Any old links will still work, while you are in the process
of notifying the link holders.
This sort of page shouldn't be indexed anyway - you want the links
to it to go away.


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