Block access to your content

Learn how to block Google and other search engines from retrieving web pages on your site.

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Control what you share with Google Learn the different methods to controlling what information Google sees on your site and what is shown in Search results.
Block search indexing with noindex Prevent a page from appearing in Google Search by including a noindex meta tag in the page's HTML code, or by returning a noindex header in the HTTP response.
About robots.txt A robots.txt file tells search engine crawlers which pages or files the crawler can or can't request from your site.
Prevent images on your page from appearing in search results To prevent images from your site appearing in Google's search results, use the Remove URLs tool or a robots.txt file.
Opt out of display on Google Local and other Google properties with Search Console Use Search Console to opt out of various Google properties, like Google Shopping, Google Flights, Google Hotels, and Google Local.