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Is there any way to make search engines ignore your web site? I need to make up an unsecure site that's available on the web but I'd rather the search engines ignore it so we don't get a slew of freeloaders looking for that fast buck. Does anyone know if this is possible?
joined:Dec 10, 2005
Either of the first 2 should block most well-behaved bots. The 3rd will require updates as you find more bots to block.
The meta noindex tag will prevent even the URLs from being listed in the SERPs, but bots will need to access those pages in order to actually see the meta tag.