When you create the WordPress site, then, it will be displaying the contents of your site in the search engines too, without you requiring to do anything from your side at all. So, you might think, what about not displaying your site’s content in the search result? Will it be possible? Yes, there is the possibility for not displaying the site content in the search engines, which is provided via the Search Engine Visibility option in WordPress itself.
Well, after knowing that you could not display your site in the search results of the search engine, you might want to do the same for your site too, right? Well, in order to make you familiar with it, here, we will discuss about how to remove the search engine visibility of your site to the search engines, just like Google, Bing, and so on. For this, you need to perform the following task below listed:
- First of all, what you have to do is, you need to visit Settings->Reading section.
- Now, in this page, you will find the option of Search Engine Visibility, with the checkbox option, having the option of Discourage search engines from indexing this site within it.
- After finding the above mentioned option within your WordPress dashboard, now you need to put the check-mark on the checkbox option mentioned above.
- Finally, after completing all above mentioned steps, now you need to just click on the Save Changes button there and then, your site will not be indexed through the search engines site and will not come up in the search engines search results pages anymore.
In order to make that page clear to you, we have added the above image which can help you to find the exact page more quickly to setup the search engine visibility of your site. So, if you do not want to index it, then, you may need to use this mentioned option for your site.
If you have followed the mentioned steps above properly and is in success, so, we can assume that you are able to remove the search engine visibility for your site. So, if you have any doubts or want to follow up, then, please do comment below and we will follow it up.
Note: If your site visibility was changed later, and search engines already indexed your site previously, then, this option might take more time than required, in order to remove your site from the search results.