Hi there webflowers,
I’m wondering what the best practice is to hide CMS item pages from Google search? Is there a way to do it via the NOFOLLOW meta tag and apply it to all of them? Or is the only option to add a Robots.txt file?
My first thought was that maybe I can apply the NOFOLLOW meta tag to the Blog Post Template under CMS Collection Pages since it reads: “Changes here will affect all pages that use this template.” I don’t see anywhere else I can apply this tag for CMS pages so I did put the code there, but I’m not sure that’s the right thing to do.
My other thought was that under CMS Collection settings, would I be able to use the Collection URL to hide the posts since they are all apparently organized into that folder? I don’t see an ability to add the NOFOLLOW tag here so I’m assuming my option would be to add a Robots.txt file to “Disallow: /post” (which is the folder name in my case)?
Lastly, I thought I could maybe add the Collection folder URL to Temporary Removals in Google Search Console, but it returns “URL not in property - Request a URL in the currently selected property or switch properties”, which I’m guessing is because it’s not an actual page, just the folder?
In hindsight, the easiest thing would have been to not publish it before it was ready in the first place, but there were other items I had to ship while I was working on it.
Appreciate any help!
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