Hiding a WordPress Site from Search Engines

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This tutorial shows an easy way to work on a WordPress site without taking it live. There is a setting that makes the search engines ignore the site until you are ready. Be careful to turn this back on when you’re ready to launch. I’ve seen some big sites for big companies launch with this enabled … everyone was sitting around wondering why they had no traffic.

Login to Your WordPress Site

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Go to Settings >> Privacy

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Finally set Blog Visibility to “I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors” and your site will be hidden from Google, Bing and Yahoo.

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  • Robbie started her career in corporate training until starting her own custom training and media company almost seventeen years ago. In 2010, she began doing classroom training for OSTraining while running Media A-Team. She is often presenting about various tech topics such as Joomla, Fabrik, Web Development, Social Media, and Augmented Reality. She loves seeing that "ah-ha" moment in peoples eyes in her sessions and workshops. She lives in Houston, Texas, but enjoys all the travel for client work and speaking gigs.

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