SEO Meta tags robots, googlebot and http-equiv

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What is meta tags?​

Meta tags (Meta tags) - are needed in order to transfer additional information about the page to search robots.
Meta tags are located in the HTML code of the page, between the <head></head> tags.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en-US"> # Page language
    <!-- Required meta tags -->
    <meta charset="utf-8"> # Page encoding
   <meta name="viewport" content=" "> # Mobile optimization
    <title>Furniture store</title> # Page Title
    <meta name="description" content="Buy home furniture" /> # Page description

Meta tags googlebot and robots​

<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"> # The robots meta tag is readably to all search engines
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex, nofollow"> # The googlebot meta tag is for Google

By default, the index and follow values are already used, so it is not necessary to set them. If the googlebot and robots meta tags are set to different values, then preference will be given to the most restrictive restrictions.

Disable automatic page translation in Google search:
<meta name="googlebot" content="notranslate">

Do not show your site's search box in Google search results:
<meta name="googlebot" content="nositelinkssearchbox">

Basic directives​

all - No restrictions on displaying content, used by default.​
noindex - Do not show page or content in search results.​
nofollow - Do not follow links on the page.​
noarchive - Removes the link to the cache from the search.​
nosnippet - Don't show snippet of text or video in search.​
max-snippet: [Number] characters to be shown in the search.​
max-image-preview: [setting] - The maximum size of images that will be shown in the search.​
notranslate - Do not offer a translation of the page in the search result.​
noimageindex - Prevent image indexing in search.​
unvailable_after: [date] - Prevent the page from appearing in search after a certain date.​

Meta tag http-equiv​

This meta tag is needed to imitate the http header.

Automatically redirect the user to another URL:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="...;url=..." />