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We also plan to upgrade to Expression Web, soon. Will that make a difference?
Between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags, and below the last meta tags already there, in the code/HTML view, insert:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
<meta name="robots" content="noarchive">
<meta name="googlebot" contennt="noarchive">
In FP, you can click on the TOOLS tab and select PAGE OPTIONS. From there, select CODE SNIPPETS. Do NOT highlight any of the existing codes. Click on ADD and in the largest of the three windows, add the above code one at a time: insert one, click OK, insert the second one, click OK, etc. By doing this, FP will insert these codes automatically into every page. Otherwise, just do it manually.
We use FP 2000 (I know)
You're not alone and no reason to feel sheepish or explain why you use FP 2000. I've used FP 2000 forever. Yeah, it creates bloated pages, but I go in afterward and clean up the bloat a bit and the HTML errors it creates (especially if you move things around with copy/paste).
I assume you use their "Publish" feature to upload your sites. Myself I found that a disaster and some hosts don't deal well with it.
However, if you have FTP access to your server or are willing to learn, you can upload the simple Notepad .txt file robots.txt to your root directory:
That wil keep all but the truly "rouge 'bots" away.
I don't know your skill level, but your web hosting provider is likely to take care of that for you if need be.
BTW, I'm not up to any 'tricks' or 'black hat' stuff or porn. These small sites contributers simply don't want their intimate posts blasted through the search engines.
Seems to work fine.
I struggle with Dreamweaver but there are simply too many controls on the interface for this old man to even read them at the needed screen resolution...
HTH, otherwise experts! Tell me where I'm going wrong!