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    Test site online, how to stop seo on it


    I have created a test site on my server with a subdomain so i can test migration from drupal 6 to 7. It is an exact replica of my live site and database. I am concerned that it may cause duplicate issues and wanted to know how i could prevent it from being indexed.
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    Originally Posted by xboxhaxorz
    I have created a test site on my server with a subdomain so i can test migration from drupal 6 to 7. It is an exact replica of my live site and database. I am concerned that it may cause duplicate issues and wanted to know how i could prevent it from being indexed.
    Create a robots.txt file as follows:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /
    and put it in the subdomain root folder.

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    use Robots as No-Follow in Your website header tag.
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    Originally Posted by deepakrajput86
    use Robots as No-Follow in Your website header tag.
    That won't stop Google from indexing the files...
    Nor will it stop them from following the links! (It will just stop them from allowing link-juice to flow through the on-page links).

    Much easier to just add it to the robots.txt file
    Last edited by ClickyB; Jun 4th, 2014 at 10:43 AM.
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    Use robot.txt if you want your site should not index.

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