Stop Google From Indexing Files (3 posts)

  1. Johanhorak
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I have a pdf files that I can host on my or other sites.
    I don't want Google to index these files and no one should
    find the when searching use Google or others.

    I am aware of various ways to protect a post but that's not what I want.

    The idea is that I will have a page (with no links to it) from my blog. On this page will be a link to the pdf's.

    Only people who have the link from me (and not from Google) can download the file.

  2. stvwlf
    Posted 6 years ago #

    possible solutions:

    1) have all the pdf files in one folder. add a robots.txt file to that folder informing all search engines not to index any content in that folder or folders beneath it.

    2) since you wish to control access to those PDF files, password protect the folder in which they are located. Google for "password protect folder"

  3. Johanhorak
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi stvwlf Thanks for the solution. I have decided to go for an online solution http://www.box.net as my files are not indexed.

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