Http Headers

HTTP header fields are components of the message header of requests and responses in the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). They define the operating parameters of an HTTP transaction.
Posts about Http Headers
  • Preventing your site from being indexed, the right way

    We’ve said it in 2009, and we’ll say it again: it keeps amazing us that there are still people using just a robots.txt files to prevent indexing of their site in Google or Bing. As a result their site shows up in the search engines anyway. You know why it keeps amazing us? Because robots.txt doesn’t actually do the latter, even though it does prevents indexing of your site.

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 12 readers -
  • HTTP status codes and what they mean for SEO

    … an error, for instance, that the requested content can’t be found, while others simply suggest a successful delivery of the requested material. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the most important HTTP header codes and what they mean for SEO. What are HTTP status codes and why do you see them? Optimize your site for search &…

    Yoastin SEO- 26 readers -
  • Playing with the X-Robots-Tag HTTP header

    … different kinds of directives: crawler directives and indexer directives. I’ll briefly explain the difference below. Get the most out of Yoast SEO, learn every feature and best practice in our Yoast SEO for WordPress training! » $ 99€ 99 - Buy now » Info Crawler directives The robots.txt file only contains the so called ‘crawler directives’, which tells…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 29 readers -
  • HTTP 451: content unavailable for legal reasons

    … Premium 3.1 release will have support for this new status code, allowing you to set a HTTP 451 status code for pages. What does HTTP 451 mean? The HTTP 451 header is introduced with the specific meaning of making it explicitly clear when content is blocked for legal reasons. Or, in the wording of the official draft: This status code can be used…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin Content- 16 readers -
  • Video: Reach an International Audience with hreflang Tags

    … either put them in XML sitemaps, the head section of the HTML document, or in the HTTP headers. With the hreflang tags you can also denote generic language preferences. This is for those cases where you have a page for American English, British English, but not Australian or Irish. If you put a generic “en” versus “en-[specific country],” you can…

    RKGBlogin Paid Search SEO Google- 4 readers -
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