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Old 9th June 2016, 08:19 AM   #1
Jennifer Martin
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Default Can I Use Noindex At Link Level?

Hello Friends,

I don't want to show one PDF of my website in Search results. I am linking that PDF from home page of my website. I was thinking to use <a href rel="noindex,nofollow"> tag to stop getting the page Index.

Before Implementing this I just want to be sure, where I can do this or not?

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Old 13th June 2016, 06:19 AM   #2
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In the web master tool you can make the link of the PDF not to be crawl.

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Old 13th June 2016, 07:16 AM   #3
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Yes this code snippet should work fine. Im guessing, the pdf can still be returned in search results if there are other links pointing to the same correct me if im wrong please.

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Old 13th June 2016, 02:23 PM   #4
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Jennfer, there is no such tag as the "noindex, nofollow" tag that is put into an a href link.

You should add the "follow" link attribute to the link, and then use the robots.txt file to be sure that it's not indexed.

An alternative would be to require that someone fill in a form (and collect their contact information) then they will get access to the PDF file. Or, you could then email it to them.

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Old 14th June 2016, 11:43 AM   #5
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Follow bhartzer's advice, the only other solution I know of is to put the PDF(s) in a specific directory on the server, then set directory restrictions requiring a login for that directory on the server. Requires server settings completed by adminstrator at host.

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