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Can anyone tell me how to keep just one page of my site from appearing in search engines? The page is for internal use only and I don't want others stumbling across it.
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You can add the following code to the head section of your site, which will work for most search engines.  However there is no guarantee that it will completely block them from indexing the page. If the content on the page is sensitive or should be kept confidential, you may also want to password protect the page.


<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"> <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex, nofollow">
How do I add code to the head section of my site?

Can I password protect my pages?

Mike


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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Contact form submit button, send thank you to another page question.


After a person enters their information in the contact form and submits it, I want them to be taken to a different page where there will be a thank you and some other information.  I see how I can set that up, my question is how to protect the thank you page I created so that nobody can ever find it through a Google search or any other method?
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Hi RyanP,   You can add the codes above to the head section of that particular page. This will work for nearly all search engines to keep them from indexing the page, but if something is online it is not going to be 100% guaranteed to not be indexed by some search engine somewhere.

mike
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Thank you
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You're welcome.

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Is there a method available to keep search engines from finding password protected pages?.


I'm looking to password protect a page that contains user phone numbers and I'm concerned that a simple Google search may allow the PW protected page to be revealed.  Is there a script available to keep search engines from following PW protected pages?



Thanks,



Jon

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Hi Jon,

Unfortunately there is no way to stop them from discovering the page, but if you add the code above to any page you don't want indexed, the reputable companies will honor the nofollow and will not list the page in their indexes. 

Thanks

Drew
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Pretty much what I thought.


Thanks, Drew.



Jon

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You're welcome
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Protect documents.

I have a website with some password protected pages. On these pages I have links to documents which I don't want available to the public. There have been a few recent cases in which some of these documents have been identified by Google search, how do I prevent this?
A related question- are the documents listed on the site builder list of documents but no longer published on the web still available to be identified by Google? If this is the case, would deleting them from the list of documents remove them from Google eyes
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The best thing you can do to prevent this is to tell search engines not to index the page, per the instructions above.