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    Question How to hide subdomain from Google?

    Hi,

    This isn't strictly an SEO question, but more of the opposite: What can I do to hide certain subdomains from getting picked up by Google & Co.?

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    Do you mean the content or the subdomain itself?

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    Oh sorry, I mean the content of course.
    Maybe the subdomain doesn't even matter here. The question should rather be: How can I entirely hide the content of a webpage from Google?

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    robots.txt is a wonderful file.

    Dwayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsandall View Post
    robots.txt is a wonderful file.

    Dwayne
    And you can use the ROBOTS meta tag on the pages themselves.

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    You mean this:

    <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

    ?

    Will this really prevent Google from picking up my site?

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    ^ ^ Both of these will work, but the robots.txt file will only need placing at the root of your site to prevent crawling. You can specify which folders you want to block, including the root folder.

    Here is a tutorial with some suggestions.
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    Great, thanks for your help!


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