Preventing search robots from indexing your site

8th of August, 2008

To stop the search robots indexing your page there are a couple of meta tags that you will need to add to your page. The immediate ones you may want to use are:

<meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow">

or

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

More details and other tags can be found on the following web page.

http://www.robotstxt.org/meta.html

The first line will index the page, but not follow any links, and the second will stop the page from being indexed and any links being followed.  This should mean that if you index only the home page then that will be the one the search engines will direct people to.

To add these tags in Freeway:
  1. Select the Page > Meta Tag menu item
  2. Click New
  3. In the Name enter: robots
  4. In the Value enter: index, nofollow (if you want the page indexed) or
  5. noindex, nofollow (if you don't want it indexed)
  6. Click OK
Further information about search engines and search engine optimization can be found in the SEO and Meta Tags article.

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