Doing SEO for ecommerce? Our upcoming webinar is just for you! Register now.

Dealing with Indexability issues?

Crawl your website with Sitebulb for 300+ tech SEO checks

Try for Free
Insight This Hint is neither an issue nor an opportunity, and is brought to your attention as it may provide a useful avenue of investigation.

<head> contains a <noscript> tag

This means that the URL in question contains a <noscript> tag in the <head>.

Why is this important?

The <noscript> tag defines an alternate content for users that have disabled scripts in their browser or have a browser that doesn't support script.

Whilst it can be used in both the <head> and the <body>, you need to be very careful using <noscript> tags in the head, as you can very easily break the head, which can cause problems for search engines as they may be unable to find important head-only tags, such as hreflang

What does the Hint check?

This Hint will trigger for any internal URL that contains <noscript> in the <head>, even if it contains valid elements (<link>, <style>, and <meta>).

Examples that trigger this Hint

This Hint will trigger for any URL that has <noscript> in the <head>.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<noscript>Your browser does not support JavaScript!</noscript>
...
</head>
<body>...</body>
</html>

Why is this Hint marked 'Insight'?

This Hint is an 'Insight', which means there isn't necessarily any action that needs to be taken - the Hint is intended to alert your attention to something, rather than flagging up an issue that needs fixing.

<noscript> is allowed in the <head>, however if you're not careful it can cause problems.

When used inside the <head> element: <noscript> must contain only <link>, <style>, and <meta> elements. Ensure that this is the case, and there should be no cause for further action.

Further Reading

Sitebulb Desktop

Find, fix and communicate technical issues with easy visuals, in-depth insights, & prioritized recommendations across 300+ SEO issues.

  • Ideal for SEO professionals, consultants & marketing agencies.

Sitebulb Cloud

Get all the capability of Sitebulb Desktop, accessible via your web browser. Crawl at scale without project, crawl credit, or machine limits.

  • Perfect for collaboration, remote teams & extreme scale.