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Prevent Google from Indexing Site-How?

#1
Hi,

I'm testing my XF site right now and I don't want Google indexing my site until I launch. Is there any simple way I can restrict this without having to mess with the .htaccess?

Thanks! :)

Ken
 

Steve F

Well-known member
#6
Yes the root for your site, or if you have your forum in say "community" make it like so but keep it in the root directory still.

Code:
User-agent *
Disallow: /community/
I added a robots.txt in my previous post.
 
#8
Yes the root for your site, or if you have your forum in say "community" make it like so but keep it in the root directory still.

Code:
User-agent *
Disallow: /community/
I added a robots.txt in my previous post.
Hi qwk,

Sorry I'm a little paranoid so I want to make sure I'm doing this right:

My root is 'public_html' and that's where my Wordpress files reside (the root). So put the file in there and and
then designate the directory like you said? EXAMPLE: /community/

Wanted to make sure I didn't tell G to stop indexing my blog. :)

Ken
 

Steve F

Well-known member
#9
Yes, your telling the bots not to crawl "/community/". So your blog is fine.

If you have WP in your root, public_html, make there isn't already a robots.txt in there. If there is just add that disallow line to it .