Microsoft IIS – Stop Getting Indexed By Search Engines

KB ID 0001352 Dtd 07/10/17

Problem

If you have a publicly facing website, and you DON’T want it indexed by the major search engines, then this is the post for you. Why would you want this? Well you  might have a development server that you don’t want appearing in peoples search results, or you might be hosting files and folders you want publicly available, but again you don’t want those files and folders showing in peoples Google/Bing search results.

Solution

From ‘Administrative Tools’ open ‘Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager’ > Select the Server > HTTP Response Headers.

IIS HTTP Reponse Headers

Add  > Name = X-Robots-Tag > Value = noindex > OK.

Stop IIS Being Indexed

Then from an administrative command window run ‘iisreset’.

IISreset

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Author: PeteLong

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