I don't want my new website to be listed

  • George L.
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I realized that, without ever registering and submitting my new website to Google search index, my new website still get listed.


Is it always like that?

Because I don't really want it to be listed by Google yet for some personal reasons nor any other search engines.

But of course I won't go as far as suing and things like that :)
  • spork
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I think what you're looking for is how to create a robots.txt file, which will let you restrict access by bots to your site:
http://www.google.com/support/webmaster ... swer=40360

And yes, Google can and will index your site even if you don't submit it. My personal site showed up on Google less than 3 days after I put it live; I never submitted it and it had zero inbound links.
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George L. wrote:
And yes, Google can and will index your site even if you don't submit it. My personal site showed up on Google less than 3 days after I put it live; I never submitted it and it had zero inbound links.


Just out of curiousity, how do you think Google found it if you had no inbound links?
  • spork
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That's a good question; I honestly don't know.
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a. it must of had a link pointing to it

b. the domain could have been registered in the past and google was checking up on it

c. google checks random generated domains it thinks might have been registered and might provide value to their customers

d. google checks the actual servers hosting yours and other websites and found a new directory


these are all guesses by the way.
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I believe that offline SEO is not controled by you. Someone can post the link to your web site and because of that you got listed (indexed in google)
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asson wrote:
I believe that offline SEO is not controled by you. Someone can post the link to your web site and because of that you got listed (indexed in google)

A properly set up robots.txt file will prevent Google from indexing your site/pages, even if people link to them.
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Thanks, spork and guys for the information.

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