Need to Stop Google From Indexing a Page!

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I need to prevent Google from indexing one of the pages on my site. Can someone from Yola help me either edit the robots.txt file, or add a noindex meta tag to the individual page?
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andrew.grant.hensel

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Hello Andrew

I have just responded to your email we received in support. I'll also post my reply here for others to benefit from.

In order to stop the search engines from indexing your site, you would need to be able to edit your robots.txt file, which requires access to the root directory of your site. Unfortunately this is not possible with a Yola website.

Currently the only way to stop your sites from being indexed on Yola is to:

1. Password protect your site, you can find the steps to password protecting your site on this link: Adding Password Protection. None of the content that is behind the password protection will be indexed. The name of your site might still appear in the search results, but there will be no description of the contents.

2. Unpublish your site so that the search engines don't index your published site. However, this would defeat the purpose of having a site, so we recommend the first option.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any further questions, please let me know.
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To prevent an individual web page from being indexed, try adding this 'no index meta tag' with an html widget:
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Glynis

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Here's the tag: meta name="robots" content="noindex"