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I've implemented a no index tag in my staging website header because I've realized it was being indexed. But when we run this page in screaming frog or this tool here to verify the noidex is present and functioning, it shows that it's not.

But if you view the source of the page, the code is present in the head tag. And unfortunately we've seen instances where Google is indexing pages we've noindexed. Any thoughts on the example above or why this is happening in Google?enter image description here

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  • Do you disallow anything in your robots.txt? – Stephen Ostermiller Dec 31 '19 at 19:24
  • Are you also sending a (conflicting) X-Robots-Tag HTTP response header? – MrWhite Jan 1 at 0:56
  • @MrWhite I've added in my comment what I see in the HTTP response header – SEO Newbie 18 Jan 3 at 1:14
  • @StephenOstermiller I typed my website and robots.txt at the end and here is what I got : User-agent: * Disallow: Sitemap: mywebsite.com/sitemap.xml – SEO Newbie 18 Jan 3 at 1:17
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    "or this tool here" - What is "this tool here"? "it shows that it's not." - What exactly does "it" report? – MrWhite Jan 3 at 21:56