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I have some doubt regarding noimageindex value in meta robots tag. If I add this tag on my page say http://www.example.com/somepage/someaction.php and on that page the images are served from another page say http://www.exampleimg.com.

Then will the tag has meaning. I mean to say will the images will be ignored by bots? Or exampleimg is not affected by that tag. And all images will be indexed?

Note: We want to stop indexing of the images on that particular page.

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Try this for the page you need to ignore indexing of images (by adding the following meta tags):

<meta name="robots" content="noimageindex">

This tag will prevent indexing images from your site or external site on that page.

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Blocking images from Google

Use any of the two tags,

<meta name="robots" content="noimageindex">
  • or -

    <meta name="googlebot" content="noimageindex">

Note that the images on the page may still be included in the image index if they are linked to by other pages.

See the below link.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/79892?hl=en

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Please explain a little bit the content of the link. It helps the question owner to understand quickly your answer. Moreover, without explaining a little bit more, if the link goes to 404 in the future, your answer will be useless. –  Zistoloen Nov 7 '13 at 8:43
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@Zistoloen I edited my answer. –  Sathiya Kumar Nov 7 '13 at 10:12
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