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How can I block search engines from indexing a Muse site?

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Aug 27, 2017

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Hi, I would like to know what is the best way to avoid search engines from indexing a site made with Muse?

I must say that I don't know about coding (That's why I use Muse in the first place!)...Is there a simple way to do it?

Thank You!

Hi Karpe,

To avoid search engines from indexing a site, follow these steps :

1. Search engine crawler look for metadata tags in your page. You may leave the metadata empty for each page in your site.

Here are the steps to update metadata :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Metadata

3. Leave Description, Keywords and HTML for <head> empty.

2. Search engine also looks for sitemap.xml to index your pages. You can uncheck the sitemap so that the page is not added to sitemap.xml.

Here are the steps to uncheck sitemap :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Options

3. Uncheck include page in sitemap.xml checkbox.

In addition to this, you may also leave the page title empty.

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Ayush Rathi

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How can I block search engines from indexing a Muse site?

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Aug 27, 2017

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Hi, I would like to know what is the best way to avoid search engines from indexing a site made with Muse?

I must say that I don't know about coding (That's why I use Muse in the first place!)...Is there a simple way to do it?

Thank You!

Hi Karpe,

To avoid search engines from indexing a site, follow these steps :

1. Search engine crawler look for metadata tags in your page. You may leave the metadata empty for each page in your site.

Here are the steps to update metadata :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Metadata

3. Leave Description, Keywords and HTML for <head> empty.

2. Search engine also looks for sitemap.xml to index your pages. You can uncheck the sitemap so that the page is not added to sitemap.xml.

Here are the steps to uncheck sitemap :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Options

3. Uncheck include page in sitemap.xml checkbox.

In addition to this, you may also leave the page title empty.

Regards

Ayush Rathi

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Hi Karpe,

To avoid search engines from indexing a site, follow these steps :

1. Search engine crawler look for metadata tags in your page. You may leave the metadata empty for each page in your site.

Here are the steps to update metadata :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Metadata

3. Leave Description, Keywords and HTML for <head> empty.

2. Search engine also looks for sitemap.xml to index your pages. You can uncheck the sitemap so that the page is not added to sitemap.xml.

Here are the steps to uncheck sitemap :

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Options

3. Uncheck include page in sitemap.xml checkbox.

In addition to this, you may also leave the page title empty.

Regards

Ayush Rathi

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 28, 2017

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I'm trying to  not include the sitemap on my site, but I can't find this option...

1. Open the page in the design mode.

2. Go to Page > Page Properties > Options

3. Uncheck include page in sitemap.xml checkbox>>> I don't see this option

I'm using the latest version of Muse. Thx

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Hi Karpe,

The option is available in the latest version of Muse as well.

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Ayush Rathi

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Just put the robots.txt file in the root of your site on the server that contains the following entry:

User-agent: *

Disallow: /

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Hi Pavel, is this just a simple text file with that line of code

User-agent: *

Disallow: /

on it named robots.txt?

I apologize for my ignorance on the subject. Thank you

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Hi Pavel, is this just a simple text file with that line of code

User-agent: *

Disallow: /

on it named robots.txt?

I apologize for my ignorance on the subject. Thank you

Yes

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