Multiple meta robots tags on a single page is a common issue with many platforms including WordPress. If you have more than one plugin offering robots control it can often result in multiple tags being inserted into the page, sometimes with conflicting directives. If the extension detects multiple tags, it will consolidate all values and show them to you within the extension.
But what if there are conflicting values? The extension simulates the way Google treats multiple values:
“If the page contains multiple meta tags of the same type, we will aggregate the content values.
For instance, we will interpret:
The same way as:
If content values conflict, we will use the most restrictive. So, if the page has these meta tags:
We will obey the NOINDEX value.”