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#1

Hi Webflow Team.

I use Webflow to create my website and i exported it to my own hosting. Which means i have 2 identical websites on the internet.

I've found this statement in google's webmaster guidelines.

Don't create multiple copies of a page under different URLs. Many sites offer text-only or printer-friendly versions of pages that contain the same content as the corresponding graphic-rich pages. If your site has identical content that can be reached via different URLs, there are several ways of indicating the canonical (preferred) version of a page. More information about canonicalization.
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/40349?hl=en

So i am wondering the current default setting for my http://mysite.webflow.io is allowing or prevented crawler to craw my website.
(I noted that i can UNPUBLISHED it but while i am developing it, i need to publish it which anyone can access, including crawlers.)

If the current setting is allowing crawlers to index my webflow's version, could you please have a feature that enable me to choose whether i want my webflow's version to be excluded from (any crawlers) indexing.

Thank you in advance.


#2

Site settings > SEO > Miscellaneous > Disable Subdomain Indexing

You're welcome.


#3

Thank you!!! samliew.

Just wonderful!


#4

Any way to do the opposite? My subdomain site is featured on webflow.com and I don't want to hurt those rankings with my domain copy.


#5

If you are hosting your domain copy on webflow, no way to turn indexing off without affecting the webflow one.

If you have exported and hosting on your own server, create a robots.txt file with the following content:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

#6