Stop Search engines from indexing a webpage Prevent Search Engine from listing your webpage

How to stop search engines like google yahoo bing yandex duckduckgo ask etc from indexing your webpage. Prevent search engines from listing of your perticular page.

Using NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW Meta tags to tell search engines that you don't want to show your web page to public list.

Why you would want to prevent search engines from crawling your webpages ?

There may be various reasons behind your decision may be your page is under development or you don't want to show the page to the whole world. its your choice anyway.

actualy we can't prevent search engines from crawling  a public page but we can ask them not to list that perticular page in there search results, by adding some metatags. We can add NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW on meta tag of our web page to prevent search engines from listing.

What is NOINDEX?

Noindex: It tells the search engines that you allow the crawlers to crawal your page but you don't want to list your webpage on their search results.

What is NOFOLLOW ?

A `NOFOLLOW` meta tag tells to search engines that you disallow search engines from crawling links on your page.

You can also define some rules on robot.txt file of your site to prevent search engines from crawling the urls.

So here is the meta tags which will prevent crawlers.

For noindex 

<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="noindex">

For nofollow

<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="nofollow">

Use both NOINDEX and NOFOLLOW together

<META NAME="robots" CONTENT="noindex,nofollow">

put above meta tag at top of your page inside

Thank you.

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