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Update robots.txt on hosted Confluence site

Eric Farr Feb 03, 2016

Hi,

How do I modify my robots.txt file on my hosted Confluence site. I want to leave the site public, but remove it from search engines.

Thanks!

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Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Feb 03, 2016

I'm not sure Atlassian will do it, but it can't harm to ask (let us know if they do do it!).  Raise a support request at https://support.atlassian.com

 

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Renato Rudnicki Atlassian Team Feb 03, 2016

Hi Eric, 

 

robots.txt shouldn't block the access to your site, that only won't index your site on search engines, but you should be fine to access that if you know the URL to your site. 

 

I believe this documentation can be useful:

https://www.koozai.com/blog/search-marketing/a-brief-guide-to-robots-txt-and-five-mistakes-to-avoid/

https://developers.google.com/webmasters/control-crawl-index/docs/faq?hl=en

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/using-robots-txt-to-hide-from-search-engines-185729512.html

 

Regards, 
Renato Rudnicki 

Eric Farr Feb 03, 2016

Thanks, Renato. I'm not looking to block access to the site. I just don't want my Confluence pages to show up in Google searches.

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