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How to stop search engines caching my webpages?

     
12:12 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

Is there some way how to stop search engines saving my webpages on their servers?

Many people are not happy that their profiles of social network websites are being cached by Google or other search engines. There are many situations when people immediately want to delete their profiles from one or another website. Unfortunately, it's not possible for 100% because deleted profiles are still available at Google, Yahoo etc.

Of course, I want my webpages to be indexed by all search engines. The question is just about saving my files to their servers.

Thank you.

12:20 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi

Add the following to your head section

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOARCHIVE">

This will stop Google and SE from doing that.

12:44 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hi, thank you for your reply.

OK, I can do so, but I hope it will not affect my search engines rating...?

1:24 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It won't
3:02 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ok, thank you.
5:12 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Many people are not happy that their profiles of social network websites are being cached by Google or other search engines. There are many situations when people immediately want to delete their profiles from one or another website. Unfortunately, it's not possible for 100% because deleted profiles are still available at Google, Yahoo etc.

Those people should read the fine print then. They forfeit the rights to that information when they give it to a social networking site.

6:03 pm on Oct 4, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Many website have options to stop giving person information outside website. But we need to read those instructions carefully , which we are used to skip and hurriedly click YES I ACCEPT as in EULA agreements.
12:50 pm on Oct 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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benevolent001, it's not a problem that Google or any other search engines index user profiles. My post is about caching pages. It's not really normal that profiles which have been deleted from the website are still available at Google.

And it's not only about profiles. If some bad guy posts something illegal in my forum, classifieds section, blog etc, and I delete this post after Google's visit, this post will be available as cached webpage at Google.com for months (maybe for years).

1:48 am on Oct 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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there's another bot that archives data - can't remember what it is called...time(something) - anyone know what I'm talking about (brain fart)
8:54 pm on Oct 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The Way Back Machine?
4:31 am on Nov 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



If the Wayback Machine at archive.org is the one you mean, the bot answers to this:

User-agent: ia_archiver

 

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