HTTP response header

The robots meta tag lets you utilize a granular page-specific approach to controlling how an individual page should be indexed and served to users in Google Search results. The X-Robots-Tag can be used as an element of the HTTP header response for a given URL. Any directive that can be used in a robots meta tag can also be specified as an X-Robots-Tag

Header usage statistics

X-Robots-Tag response header information and usage statistics.

Websites using header X-Robots-Tag416,747
Percentage of websites that use X-Robots-Tag header0.42%
Total discovered header values967
Header uses directivesNo
Header values are unique or randomNo
Most popular in the country US

X-Robots-Tag Directives

X-Robots-Tag directives value information and usage statistics

DirectiveShareWebsites countUnique Values

Distribution by websites popularity

X-Robots-Tag detection in the top websites by popularity

Top 10k sites155 websites
Top 100k sites1,159 websites
Top 1m sites9,229 websites

Websites utilizing X-Robots-Tag

List of websites that use X-Robots-Tag header

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Geographical Distribution

Header usage distribution by websites across the globe.

Common header values

List of top common X-Robots-Tag header values

Header valueValue prevalence
noindex, nofollow23.19%
noindex, nofollow, noarchive11.08%
noindex, nofollow, nosnippet, noarchive1.45%
noindex, follow1.28%
noarchive, noindex, nofollow1.19%
index, follow1.18%
noindex, nofollow, noimageindex0.56%
none, noarchive0.51%
noindex, nofollow, nosnippet0.37%
noindex, noarchive, nosnippet0.26%