Webmasters Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for pro webmasters. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I add AdSense code to my webpage, I noticed that AdSense has a meta robots tag like below:

<meta content="noindex,noarchive,nofollow" name="robots">

My page has no other meta robots tags. Would this negatively affect SEO for my page?

Should I add a meta robots tag with index,follow to my page?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

Where does it add that ? I believe you looked in the iframe that the Adsense code generates. If this is the case, then your website won't be affected. They add that because they don't want search engines to crawl their ads or index their iframe contents.

share|improve this answer
yes its inside iframe it will case issue for my page right? bcoz i didn't add any meta robots – Jobin Jose Nov 25 '13 at 2:50
It doesn't matter if it's in the iframe. That iframe is a different website. – Alex Dumitru Nov 25 '13 at 15:54
thanks ..Alex Dumitru – Jobin Jose Nov 25 '13 at 16:17

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.