Hide a Page from Google

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Hi everyone,

I've seen this questions asked before but some times ago (all I've found is at least 2 years old).

I have a couple of pages that I want to hide from Google. Is there any way to do it with Yola?

Thanks!
Jose
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Gop

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Hi Jose,

This hasn't really changed. The best advice is to password the pages you want to hide from Google but it isn't guaranteed.

If you have Silver you may try to place the robots.txt in the header section of the site tracking but not sure if this will work.
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Thanks Gop, Yes I have silver, so let's wait to see if they confirm your idea about the header.

Cheers
Jose
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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Password protecting is still the way to go. I'm unaware of anyone testing adding a robots.txt to the header section, but if you do give it a shot, please let us know how it goes!
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Jose,

There is a test tool within webmaster somewhere that allows you to test your robots.txt by mirroring back the content to you. It's a while since I came across it so it should be searchable.

Gop.
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Thanks Gop and Laura!
I'll have a look at that test tool.
I don't know how hard could it be, but having a "edit robots.txt" feature would be a pretty nice to have.

Jose
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I agree Jose. It would be a blessing!

I'm not putting a downer on this Jose but the recommendation is really not to include information anywhere in your site that you don't want to be discovered. There is no guarantee by any method, including robots.txt, that information won't be included in the Google index
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Hi,

Can you tell me how to edit or upload the robots.txt file please?

also you need to change your help topic, the title is:

'I want to upload a robots.txt file into the root directory'

But it gives no instructions how to do so.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How to edit robots.txt file.
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Laura Thomas, Social Media Coordinator

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The short answer is, this cannot be done with Yola. Please review the topic above for other tips and suggestions.
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Really, no way to add a robots.txt, how disappointing.

I'm quite astonished that in 2013 there is a hosted website provider that does not have robots.txt functionality.

How very amateur. I'm afraid i wont be recommending Yola to any body soon.