Do robots.txt and robots Meta Tags interfer ?

  • CyberChris
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  • CyberChris
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hi there,
Does anybody know if it is possible to combine robots.txt and robots meta tags or does one or the other overrule ?

Let´s say I would place a robots.txt like this

User-agent: *
Disallow: /secret/

This would allow robots to access everything BUT the /secret/ directory.

Now, I would have the following Meta Tag on a page that is generally allowed by robots.txt:

<META name="ROBOTS" content="noindex, nofollow">

What would the robot do ? Would it obey the meta tag or would the robots.txt overrule the meta command ?

Looking forward to your answers.
  • remaxactionfirst
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Post 3+ Months Ago

it robots will follow only your index page

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