How to Stop Search Engines from Indexing Your Blogger Blog

While starting a new blog or website, we always desire to stop Search engines from crawling or indexing the content. The intention may appear to be a wrong one because, who would like to stop search engines from indexing their newly born site. Well, we do have some solid reason. When a website is new, it has lots of creepy errors that kill the beauty of a site. As we all say, First impression of a person is the last impression. Similarly, search engines do care about the structure, and how well the site is optimized not only for Search Engines but also for the human users. Keeping that in mind, it’s necessary to hide your websites from the Search engines until it gets ready for release.

Before launching or what should we say, releasing it publicly, we always do a few experiments like testing the Headings, Fonts, Color Scheme and more developing stuff.  Since, the search engines are able to crawl your website. Therefore, they index those pages which are only meant for testing purpose, not for visitors or search engines. These things could hurt a website. The affect would be diminished, but it would be there until or unless, your site gets fare enough response from the audience. 

The Solution:
Go to >> Settings >> Basic >> Privacy. Now there you will able to see two options i.e. one for stopping Search robots from crawling your site and second for not allowing your blog to be listed in the Blogger Profile.

Now Select “NO” on both options i.e. Add your blog to our listings, Let search engines find your blog and hit the “Save” button to conclude. Now search engines would continue to crawl your site, but your Robots.txt file would stop them from indexing your testing posts/pages.
Once your site is ready for the release, you can follow the same steps as mentioned above but this time select “YES”. It would give access to the robots, and they will start crawling and indexing your site.

Note: Only apply the following instructions if your site is either new or, you want to test a few things on your site. By applying the following technique, we are not stopping search bots to crawl our site instead we are not allowing them to index the site in a search result. Once the site is ready to be launched we can easily again give access to the search bots.

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February 5, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Thanks For This Informmation :)

February 5, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Really Helpful information bro, Thank you very much .

February 6, 2013 at 1:03 AM

Clearing bloggers basics cool :D

February 6, 2013 at 5:10 AM

Nice. One can also restrict this from robots.txt But it doesn't wrk in blogger!!

February 6, 2013 at 9:33 AM

Sir gee ye green flower kisi link ke sath kese ata hai jese ke apnka kabi heading line ke shure may hota hai ya aksar related post ke link sath bi hota hai.. green small flower.

kia eskeliy css ke style template may insert karna hoga agar hosake to tariqa bata dena..

In english if you dont understandt

Sir gee i oftenly see the green flower in front of your related post links or somtimes its comes with can i apply this on my template...please help me in this regard...hope and thanks for earlier reply.

February 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM

I often wonder how people write on obvious things with a professional touch. I like the justification. And dear, congrats for the pr.

February 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM

wow realy good
Sir gee i oftenly see the green flower in front of your related post links or somtimes its comes with can i apply this on my template...please help me in this regard...hope and thanks for earlier reply.

August 29, 2013 at 8:10 AM

I want to hide some of my posts using noIndex metatag in blogger? But am really confused in placing the tag. Where I should place the tag as blogger html editor wont show head tags!

Editorial Team MOD
August 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM

There's no way you can do that in blogger

April 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM

What is the way to block indexing comments in blogspot blog ? I am getting crawl error from this link: /feeds/7114809527514377342/comments/default

Editorial Team MOD
April 15, 2014 at 5:56 AM

You have to edit you Robots.txt file and these lines to it:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /feeds

Detail Tutorial:

February 5, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Kindly can you tell us how to stop google bots to search my blogspot blogs because I have shifted blogspot to wordpress. I want google to stop searching my blogspot website because it can cause duplicate contents issue.


Editorial Team MOD
February 14, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Hi Sansar, You simply need to make your blog private or delete your blogspot blog, Check the below tutorials:

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