META Name Distribution
The Meta tag distribution defines the level or degree of distribution of your webpage and how it should be classified in relation to methods of distribution on the World Wide Web. There are currently only three forms of distribution supported by the distribution tag:
- Global – indicates that your webpage is intended for everyone,
- Local – intended for local distribution of your document,
- IU – Internal Use, not intended for public distribution.
So if you put this Meta tag in your webpage source and choose IU by accident you will end up being blocked. The Distribution Meta Tag is not a commonly used tag because most web page authors intend for their distribution to be set to everyone or for Global distribution. If a page is online, people will find it!
This meta tag has almost no influence on your search engine ranking.
You may add this Distribution meta tag to all of your webpages, so not only in the first index page. Make sure that on every page relevant meta tags are added.