How to forbid robots.txt on staging domain?


by dorothea , in category: SEO , 9 months ago

How to forbid robots.txt on staging domain?

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by cameron_walter , 9 months ago


To forbid robots.txt on a staging domain, you can add a specific rule in the robots.txt file that blocks all access to the staging domain for search engine crawlers. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Open the robots.txt file for your staging domain. If it doesn't exist, create a new file named "robots.txt" in the root directory of your staging domain.
  2. Add the following lines in the robots.txt file: User-agent: * Disallow: / These lines instruct all search engine crawlers (specified by "User-agent: *") to disallow crawling of all pages and directories (specified by "Disallow: /") on the staging domain.
  3. Save the robots.txt file and ensure that it is uploaded to the correct location on the staging domain's server.
  4. Test the robots.txt file to ensure it is properly blocking access. You can use the "robots.txt Tester" tool provided in Google Search Console or various online robots.txt testing tools.

By disallowing all access to the staging domain using robots.txt, you are preventing search engine crawlers from indexing the staging site and including it in search results.