Directives: NoImageIndex

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URLs containing a ‘noimageindex’ directive in either a robots meta tag or X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header.

This instructs Google not to show the page as the referring page for an image in the Google images search results.

This has the effect of preventing all images on this page from being indexed in this page.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the ‘Directives’ tab and ‘NoImageIndex’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when URLs contain a ‘noimageindex’ directive, either in a robots meta tag within the HTML or in an X-Robots-Tag in the HTTP header.

For example:

Has the meta tag:

<meta name="robots" content="noimageindex">

How To Fix

URLs with a ‘noimageindex’ should be reviewed carefully to ensure they are correct and images shouldn’t be indexed on this page.

If images should be indexed, then the directive should be removed.

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