<meta name="ROBOTS" content="NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW" />
Well, that's one of many examples. Read the support forums. Another case of Google nofollow'ing herself:
Matt thought that all teams understood the syntax and semantics of rel-nofollow. It seems to me that's not the case. I really can't blame Googlers applying rel-nofollow or even nofollow/noindex meta tags to everything they get a hand on. It is not understandable. It's not useable. It's misleading. It's confusing. It should get buried asap.
Hat tip to John (JLH's post).
Update 1: A friendly Googler just told me that a Blogger glitch (pertaining only Google blogs) inserted the crawler-unfriendly meta element, it should be solved soon. I thought this bug was fixed months ago
... if page.isPrivate == true by mistake then insert "<meta content='NOINDEX,NOFOLLOW' name='ROBOTS' />" ... (made up)
Update 2: The 'noindex,nofollow' robots meta tag is gone now, and the Webmaster Central Blog got a neat new logo:
(I'd add ALT and TITLE text:
alt="Google Webmaster Central Blog - Official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google index" title="Official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google index")
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