I'm working on a website that's normally accessed trough a load-balance. But we also have direct URL to each server.
Lately, Google started to index the direct URLs to our servers, which is bad because we don't want our user to go directly to each server (if some server is taken down for maintenance).
We've correct canonical link tags pointing to the load-balance URL. All links in the sitemap.xml point to the load-balance URL. So we have no idea how Google got a hand on the direct server URLs.
To be extra clear:
Our load-balance is
foo.com. All the links on the site use this URL. So does the sitemap and canonical-tags.
But Google still indexes
We cannot add 301-redirects from
foo.com due to various reasons.
Do I have to verify that I own all the URLs in Google Search Console? Or am I missing out some other settings?