Peter Mekhaeil


The HTTP Header X-Robots-Tag is used to instruct search engines on how it should handle indexing the page. It takes in any rule that can be specified in the robots meta tag (<meta name="robots" content="noindex">).

There is a whole list of values that can be used:

I noticed it being used on Netlify preview URLs (example):

X-Robots-Tag: noindex 

Which makes sense because these are draft URLs that should not be indexed.