example 6 - noindex scenarios

the X-Robots HTTP header

According to the specification the HTTP header for deploying a noindex is called X-Robots-Tag but sometimes this is referred incorrectly as X-Robots header. Consider the following example:

<meta name="robots" content="index, follow" />
X-Robots: noindex

Google Search Console URL Inspection will declare this URL can be indexed which is in line with the specifications.