With Confluence Server, Google indexes some bad URLs which shouldn't be visibile to users (like https://myconfluencesite/plugins/recently-updated/).
How can I avoid that?
Is the only solution to try and use a robots.txt and disallow /plugins/?
If so, how do you add a robots.txt to a Confluence Server install?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
thanks for your reply and the link. It says that if I can't upload a robots.txt file (which is the case for my setup, unfortunately), then I should use the meta tag. But as I understand it, the meta tag doesn't let me block a URL like https://myconfluencesite/plugins/recently-updated/ from getting indexed, right? Or how would a meta tag look like that does that?
My understanding is that you can block your entire instance from Google's indexing: Block search indexing with 'noindex'. Here are the examples of what the meta tag would look like, which you would paste in under Confluence Admin>Custom HTML>At the end of the head:
To prevent most search engine web crawlers from indexing a page on your site, place the following meta tag into the
<head>section of your page:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
To prevent only Google web crawlers from indexing a page:
<meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">
You should be aware that some search engine web crawlers might interpret the
noindexdirective differently. As a result, it is possible that your page might still appear in results from other search engines.
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