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Disallow Indexing of subdomain, 404 disallow - best practice?


I working on a memory prompt list for launching a Webflow hosted site and want to make sure I have a complete and accurate process.

After adding a custom domain (the raw and www versions) and publishing my new and shinny Webflow hosted site I would...

1- Unpublish the version
2- Turn "Disable Subdomain Indexing" to YES (if I hadn't already when I started the site); just to confirm this will ONLY disallow indexing of the subdomain ( and NOT the custom domain.
3- Add the following Disallow to the robots.txt to make sure the 404 page isn't listed in search engines.
User-agent: *
Disallow: /404
4- Submit everything to search engines and get analytics rolling.

Did I miss anything? @cyberdave Could I get someone to weigh in on this? Unpublishing the version causes some error messages "unpublished changes warning" in the hosting tab. Having the version unpublished should hurt SEO...would it?

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