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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xtopzi, May 31, 2013.

  1. xtopzi

    xtopzi Regular Member

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    I have a bunch of pages that I link to internally to but don't want them indexed in Google.

    Had the same situation with another site and did this:

    - robots exclude those pages
    - noindex on the pages
    - nofollow in links that point to these pages

    Yet Google STILL indexed these. What's the proper way to get pages not indexed?
     
  2. mrankin

    mrankin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Use php code to detect a bot/spider and give them nothing at all - preferably a 404 error. That is the only way to be 100% certain. Not all robots/spiders adhere to what you put in your robots.txt file.
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    @OP: Submit a manual removal request via webmaster tools (in addition to your existing steps, as Google requires robots.txt exclusion as well).