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Blocking search engines for subdomains (www1., dev., etc) (1 post)

  1. archon810
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Joost, I was wondering if you ever thought about adding an easy way to block indexing of whole subdomains into your plugin.

    Let me explain the use cases:
    1. I have server_aliases like www1 and www2, which has now started appearing in Google - they refer to individual servers in a multi-server setup, and should never be exposed to the public.
    2. Server copies that are used for development, like staging.SITENAME.com or dev.SITENAME.com should also never be spidered.

    If there was a way to whitelist just http://www.SITENAME.com and SITENAME.com and have noindex and nofollow or a robots.txt that blocks everything on all other subdomains, that'd be super.

    Appreciate your thoughts on solving this best or the chances of having this feature added to the plugin.

    Cheers.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

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