The advice usually given to site owners is all about getting your content ranking on Google. But what if you don’t want your site to appear in search results?
There are various reasons why you might want to keep your pages hidden from search results. Perhaps your content is private and specific, and you don’t want the general public touching base on your pages. Or, a page is under development, and you don’t want people to see it until it’s ready.
Hiding pages can also have many benefits. For example, it can preserve your privacy and keep you safe from phishing attacks. But how can you stop Google and other search engines from crawling your site?
Well, there are several ways to protect yourself from search engine spiders. We’ll be exploring them here. read more...