You can prevent the indexing of a particular page in the following ways:

Applying the NOINDEX metatag:

Place one of the following metatags in the <HEAD> section of your page:


Yahoo! Slurp retrieves the document, but it does not index the document text.

Applying the NOINDEX Directive:

Configure your web server to place the following directive in the HTTP header used to serve the page:


Note: Although the document content is not indexed, the URL might remain in the search engine database as a reference link from other public web pages.

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