I have a shared hosting account with a main domain and many add-on domains. I don't actually use the main domain, it just has a landing page.

Can I tell bots not to index the main domain WITHOUT effecting SEO of my add-on domains?

If so, how would I go about telling bots to ignore a whole domain?

  • Why don't want to index. – user2434 Oct 25 '13 at 6:55
  • @user2434 Is this relevant? – William Edwards Sep 20 '14 at 6:03

You can put a meta tag like <meta name="robots" value="noindex"> in the head-area of the source code for that domain. This way bots can crawl the page and see the noindex hint.

If you put a robots.txt to disallow bots they will not crawl the site, but still have parts of it in the search index.

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