Some of you may wonder why you need post/page level options to set HTML meta robots tag? Platinum SEO provides these options for a few reasons. Read on to find out why? I plan to enhance this further, in this wordpress plugin.
Why does Platinum SEO plugin offer post/page level options to set meta robots tags?
A wordpress site owner should have an easier way to say whether a particular post/page should be indexed or not.This option is particularly useful when you want to tell the search engines, not to index a particular post or page. It is also useful when you want to tell search engines like Google or Yahoo, to not hold that particular post/page in their index, anymore.In other words, this option simplifies the task of placing a request to the search engines, to remove a particular post/page from their index.
Likewise this option lets you easily tell the search engine spiders, whether links in a particular post/page should be followed or not.For example, you may like to create a sponsored post/page on your site.Unfortunately, some important search engines like Google do not like to see sponsored posts. Google insists that you nofollow all sponsored links.The meta “index,nofollow” option lets you index the post/page content but nofollow all sponsored links on that post/page.
The above are two example scenarios where you will find this post/page level option, to set meta robots tag (Index, Follow, Noindex, NoFollow), really useful.