Google On How To Block Your Staging Server

Google’s John Mueller posted on Google+ an overview of how to remove your staging server from Google and then the best way to block it going forward. Some call it a staging server, some a development server, some a testing server or some have all of these three and more. Heck, we even have pentest servers here, so we need to block them carefully from search engines and open them to those that need access.

First John explained that if these servers do find their content indexed by Google, the fastest way to remove the content is via Google Search Console. Of course that means you need to verify the staging URL with Google Search Console, but that is only long enough until you do the remove content method. After that, you then want to close the site from the outside world.

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