Matt Cutts conducted a brief, non-scientific experiment to see how each search engine handles the command. Here’s what he found…
So based on a sample size of one page, it looks like search engines handle the â€œnoindexâ€? meta tag:
- Google doesnâ€™t show the page in any way
- Ask doesnâ€™t show the page in any way
- MSN shows a url reference and Cached link, but no snippet. Clicking the cached link doesnâ€™t return anything.
- Yahoo! shows a url reference and Cached link, but no snippet. Clicking on the cached link returns the cached page.