Google search indexes websites, and lists all of its pages and subpages so that it can present them as search results. Based on how optimised for search your pages are, these results are presented through various rankings on Google’s results page. But what if you have a page on your site that you don’t want showing up on Google Search? Maybe you have a page that you don’t want the public to access because it contains sensitive data or personal contact information from your sales database. These types of pages need to be hidden from Google Search, and this is how you do it.
In order to prevent a page from showing up in search results, you’ll need to use the Google Webmaster Tools.
Just when you thought you were done, there’s more. To ensure that the page you’re trying to hide is permanently removed from Google’s search results, you will need to do one of the following within the next 90 days of initiating the request.
If you need help in creating a block request in a robots.txt file, check out this handy guide. We hope this article helped you hide a page from Google Search. If it did, consider sharing it with others who might need it, and let us know if it worked in the comments below.