seo and include files

isnoend2001
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I use tons of include files in my asp pages. But i don't want to have them indexed by seo's
if i put this tag (<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">) in the include files how it will be placed in the asp page i do want indexed.
How do i do this ?
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Unless there is a direct HTML link to the page then they will never be indexed.
Search engines don't know anything about the files you include in the page.
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The include file is rendered as if the html was there in the first place.
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Rendering of pages by script is a one way function

master page + include page [+ include page [..]] = rendered html page

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Spiders index the rendered html page only - there is no way for the spiders to work out how that page was constructed or where the component parts came from - all they see is the html as it is sent to the browser - and that is what they index.
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2 example include files:
Folder: GoogleAds
In the page
<!-- #include virtual = "GoogleAds/tallSkyScraper160x600.asp" -->
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "ca-pub-$$$$$343";
/* wideSkyScraper160x600 */
google_ad_slot = "3424857368";
google_ad_width = 160;
google_ad_height = 600;
//-->
</script>
<script type="text/javascript"
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script>



Folder: Includes_ASP
In the page
<!-- #include virtual ="/Includes_ASP/footer.asp" -->
Footer.asp contents
<div style="text-align: center;">
<a href="http://mysite.com/index.htm">Home</a>
| <a href="http://mysite.com/aboutmysite.asp">About Us</a>
| <a href="http://mysite.com/support.asp">Contact Us</a> |
<a href="http://mysite.com/links.htm">Links </a>
|
 <a href="http://mysite.com/Privacy.htm"> Your Privacy</a> |
 <a href="http://mysite.com/SiteMap.asp">Site map</a> |

<script type="text/javascript">
var _u = "Rob";
var _d = "mysite.com";
var _l = _u + "@" + _d;
var _m = "E-mail Us";
var _a = "<a href=mailto:";
var _e = "<\/a>";
document.write(_a+_l+">"+_m+_e);
</script>
<br>
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This page last updated 02-28-2014
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Things like this
<!-- #include virtual = "GoogleAds/tallSkyScraper160x600.asp" -->

do not show in your HTML, they are processed at the server.

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