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How to prevent search engines from indexing a span of text?

From the information I have been able to find so far, <noindex> is supposed to achieve this, making a single section of a page hidden from search engine spiders. But then it also seems this is not obeyed by many browsers - so if that is the case, what markup...

How to get Google to re-index a page after removing noindex metatag?

By accident, I had put <meta name="robots" content="noindex"> into lots of pages on my domain. I have now removed this meta-tag, but how can I get these pages to be re-indexed by Google? Any tip? I have tried re-submitting my sitemap.xml in Webmaster Tools, but I'm not sure if it...