Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

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virajshah125
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Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by virajshah125 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi,
I have started to migrate my site from WP to Joomla. Can I hide my website from search engines for time being till I construct my Joomla site properly?
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Re: Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by p3_chuck » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:49 pm

Under System->Global Configuration. If you set Robots to 'No Index, No follow' it should keep your page from being found by search engines.

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Re: Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by dannytrinh » Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 am

To prevent most search engine web crawlers from indexing on your site, place the following meta tag into the <head> section of your site:

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<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
To prevent only Google web crawlers from indexing:

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<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">
The same with the other search engines.

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Re: Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Wed May 16, 2018 4:26 pm

In Global Configuration, you can set the site off-line. Nothing will be shown before you login to the site.

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Re: Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by alexkevin » Thu May 17, 2018 5:15 am

This answer is already given let me you the link of that answer viewtopic.php?t=326477

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Re: Can I make my joomla site hide from search engines?

Post by allielaine90 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:35 am

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

But this code in robots.txt file.


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