Robots text to preclude indexing of one page only


I believe there is code to put in the Head section of any given page to preclude search engines from indexing it … is that so, and if so, what is the code?


Why don’t you just deselect the box “index” in the page settings?

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Lol, so simple. Forgot about that entirely … thanks for the reminder.

John Mu, Search Advocate at Google, mentions this topic every few months on Twitter ( @JohnMu ). He is very clear that robots.txt blocks crawling, but not necessarily indexing. The right way to do it is with a User ID/Password. You could use a stack such as Page Safe - or go the free route and use the htaccess file.

Yes, I have used the .htaccess file for an entire site, I will look into that for a single page. Thank you. :slight_smile:

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