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How to hide a Webflow page from Google?


#1

We have a "thank you" page where people can download our products. (www.site.com/thank-you)
Is it possible to hide this page from Google? I noticed that some people went directly to the thank you page using Google.

Thanks!


#2

You can add the folders you want to hide from Search Engines in the robots.txt. You'll find it in the dashboard under SEO.

Code
User-agent: *
Disallow: /thank-you


#3

Great! What's the code if I want to hide more than 1 page? For example /thank-you and /checkout. Thanks :slightly_smiling:


#4

Hey, @khalada, I recommend taking a different route than modifying robots.txt. Simply pop this code into the <head> of each page you'd like to affect, and search engines won't index/follow them:

Here's the code: <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW">

From the Designer, go to the settings of the page(s) you'd like to prevent Google from seeing, and paste the code into the tag (scroll down quite a bit on the page settings to see this).

You can use a special HTML tag to tell robots not to index the content of a page, and/or not scan it for links to follow.
Source info on Robots <META> tag: http://www.robotstxt.org/meta.html


#5

Thanks for sharing :slightly_smiling:


#6

To confirm you should verify your site on Google Webmaster Tools and make sure Google isn't indexing it.


#7

@McGuire @thesergie

NOFOLLOW

doesn't exclude the page from the sitemap.xml page generated by webflow that we submit to Google (it includes all pages in the sitemap). Is there a way to manage that? Or should I even be concerned about it? When I have hosted off-site I have manually edited the site.xml. Not sure what to do for a webflow hosted site.

Thanks in advance!


#9

Even if the content is in the sitemap.xml file, when Google comes across the content, it sees and respects the noindex/nofollow information.


#10

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