How can I prevent a page from being indexed?

What is indexing?

Indexing is when a search engine crawls a page/article and then displays that page for relevant searches. Blocking this will make it so your page/article cannot be found through search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc., and can only be found if someone directly visits the page'sURL.

How do I disable indexing?

Within the page or article's settings, expand the option below to review its respective steps.

Page

In Editor

  1. Click the gear icon (Screen_Shot_2021-02-08_at_12.06.27_PM.png) in the upper right corner.
  2. Enable the check box for "Hide this page from search engines" within the page setting's danger zone.
    Image_2021-02-08_at_12.09.06_PM.jpg
  3. Click Save and publish.

Your page will now, no longer, be indexed by search engines that respect a no robots meta tag.

On Listing Page

  1. Click the three vertical dots (Screen_Shot_2021-02-08_at_12.12.01_PM.png) to the right of the page you'd like to adjust the settings.
  2. Enable the check box for "Hide this page from search engines" within the page setting's danger zone.
    Image_2021-02-08_at_12.09.06_PM.jpg
  3. Click Save and publish.

Your page will now, no longer, be indexed by search engines that respect a no robots meta tag.

Article

In Editor

  1. Click the gear icon (Screen_Shot_2021-02-08_at_12.06.27_PM.png) in the upper right corner.
  2. Enable the check box for "Hide this page from search engines" within the page setting's danger zone.
    Image_2021-02-08_at_12.09.06_PM.jpg
  3. Click Save and publish.

Your page will now, no longer, be indexed by search engines that respect a no robots meta tag.

On Listing Page

  1. Click the three vertical dots (Screen_Shot_2021-02-08_at_12.12.01_PM.png) to the right of the page you'd like to adjust the settings.
  2. Enable the check box for "Hide this page from search engines" within the page setting's danger zone.
    Image_2021-02-08_at_12.09.06_PM.jpg
  3. Click Save and publish.

Your page will now, no longer, be indexed by search engines that respect a no robots meta tag.

What do we add to the page?

By enabling this setting we'll go ahead and add the following to your <head> tag. This will be impactful for search engines that respect this meta tag.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

FAQs

Does this secure the page?

No, this does not secure the page/article. This will simply make it so Search Engines do not display it, however, anyone with the link will still be able to access this page/article's content.

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