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Is there any way to stop Google or any other search engine from indexing my dreambook?
Yes there is! You can just put this tag in your gbtop form (use customize forms from the management area):

<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">

Realize that that means google and other search engines (which are nice and follow the rules like google does!) will stop indexing your site in the future, but it may take a while for them to drop your site from their current database if they've already indexed it before.

Last updated: May 11, 2001.

User Post (2003-06-30 05:49:27 by lieveengeltjes)
Fortunately the robots.txt-solution won't work, as spiders only consider the robots.txt for the current domain. As your robots.txt exists on your domain (whatever it is) and your dreambook at dreambook.com, you can't exclude your dreambook from being indexed with a local robots.txt. Dreambook does not allow you to write in their robots.txt (it might be an option to allow you to add/exclude your book-collection to their robots.txt).
I say fortunately, as otherwise anybody could exclude anybody elses domain and spiders would have to read and handle an unlimited number of robots.txt's before they can start crawling...
User Post (2003-06-13 05:57:24 by djtanner)
<p>You can also set up a "robots.txt" file:<br />
<a href="http://www.searchengineworld.com/robots/robots_tutorial.htm">http://www.se archengineworld.com/robots/robots_tutorial.htm</a></p>

<p>Google and other major search engines read this file before the rest of your site. You can set up which directories (including your Dreambook directory) are off-limits to the spiders.</p>