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Hello! 

I'm currently applying for jobs and created a portfolio site. I was able to hide most of my pages and portfolio projects from search indexes, but my website still appears when you Google my name. I don't want to password protect my site, but I want the privacy so it doesn't appear when you Google me. Does anyone have any advice or experience taking their site off Google results? I tried my best but a lot of the tutorials I found were outdated or don't address the entire site. 

Thank you! 

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8 hours ago, Lisaes said:

Does anyone have any advice or experience taking their site off Google results?

If your website is on a Business Plan you can hide the entire site by adding a noindex tag manually to the header code injection with the code snippet below. This isn't possible on a Personal Plan because these cheaper plans do not support custom code.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex">

 

If you only want to hide some pages, you can do this by toggling the Hide Page from Search Results in the SEO tab of the Page Settings panel. Note that it is not possible to do this on the homepage. You'd need to use the code method above to hide this.

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It is also important to note that if a search engine has already indexed your content, it may take a while to be removed from search results. You can usually speed up the process by registering with the search engine and using their tools to request that your site is re-indexed. For more information see the support guides about Google Search Console and Bing Webmaster Tools.

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Hi,

I second Paul's response above.

You can also request a temporary removal via Google Search Console - this can remove the site from Google for up to 6 months if it's successful.

Check out the below link to learn more via a helpful Youtube video.

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9689846

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