Howto: Keep wordpress blog private from search engines

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Recently I did setup a blog site for corporate client. This blog is only for company employees, its dealers/retailers business partners and other people related to core business. This blog is immediately pickup by both Google and Yahoo search engines.

They send me new request to remove blog from Google and Yahoo!. LOL, which is beyond my control. Anyway, I found a Google webpage that remove indexed data.

Next, I put entire blog in password-protected directory and I am working on wordpress plugin that will allow only authenticated user to see blog entries.

To be frank, blogs are available on the Internet exactly like other webpages. The only way to keep any blog (including wordpress, and other all blog software) hosted on your own server is to put in password protected directory from both Search engine and guest users.

So how do I put wordpress blog in a password protected directory?

I have already wrote about how to password protect directory using Apache and Lighttpd webserver. Please follow instructions as given on these two urls.

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3 thoughts on “Howto: Keep wordpress blog private from search engines”

  1. Not true (or not true anymore). Under Option>Privacy you can choose to not to be indexed by search engine:

    >I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Sphere, and in public listings around (more)
    >I would like to block search engines, but allow normal visitors
    >I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose

    bye :)

  2. Hey,
    There is a plugin called undercunstruction, Just tweak it for your needs, Logged in users can view full site but normal visitors, blogs will see different page.

    Try it.

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