Are you sure this works with Excite? I just visted Excite's Add URL page and they state , "Our spider doesn't honor meta tags."
Not sure the Pragma tag will work. Excite recommends using te robot.txt file to exclude a page from being listed by them.
> The Pragma tag is a META tag, put it with the rest of your
>META data in the HEAD of your document, an example of the
>form used is shown below.
>(META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache")
>Appologies and Regards