WiscWeb - Preventing a Page / Post from Being Indexed by Search Engines

This document will walk you through how to prevent a page or post from appearing in search results for services like Google.

Important considerations

For previously published pages where you've recently added the 'noindex' meta tag:

'noindex' in regards to sitemaps:

'noindex' versus 'nofollow':

Temporarily blocking a page from appearing in Google search results:


The process of preventing a page from being indexed in the UW Theme involves creating a custom meta tag property. This option will prevent most search engine web crawlers from indexing the page.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and locate the Meta Tags Settings box

  2. Locate the option for creating Custom Meta Tags

  3. Select Add Meta Tag

  4. In the Property field, type “robots”

  5. In the Content field, type “noindex”

    No index example

  6. Publish/update the page or post

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