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    Does 'NoIndex' work?
    I have two sets of 'Table of Contents' files - a detailed items type of file for people to view and a sitemap list of landing pages for Google ... to read.

    I would like to indicate to Google ... that I want them to index the landing pages pointed by the sitemaps and not index my 'people-ready' TOC files

    Is there an effective META TAG that tells Google ... to NOT INDEX certain files (without irritating them)

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    the trusty old robots meta tag is what you need.

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX">

    we use this all the time to keep inferior, unfinished, duplicate, or other content we don't want google to consider out of its index.

    To answer the question in the title, yes, I believe it works.

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    Google gives some useful information about noindex (and other stuff)

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/

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