Stop search engines from indexing the site

This FAQ shows you how to prevent search engines from indexing the site. However, do note that this is up to the search engines to honor this request. 

The feature can be used from the platform directly by turning the request on or off.

  1. Log in to your site
  2. Under Settings in the Dashboard, click on Organization
  3. Scroll down on the page and under Other Settings, Click on the radio button against 'Discourage search engines from indexing this site'

Note: It is up to search engines to honor this request. 


When you are ready to take your website live, simply turn off the button. To get your site indexed faster from this point on, you could also manually put in a request for the crawler bots to index your site. Follow the steps listed here for a faster site indexing:  How to verify domain ownership via DNS record and get site indexed by Google faster?