How to keep pages from being indexed

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I have a site with several download pages for the products I sell. It was brought to my attention recently that some of these pages are showing on the internet. Is there a way to stop this from happening. I use microsoft front page to build the pages, and it is a regular site, not a blog. Thanks Glenn
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  • Profile picture of the author lauraajel7
    If you don`t want your page to be indexed, then you should add noindex. Go to your page html source and make the changes by adding noindex. here is an example:

    <html>
    <head>
    <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
    <title>Don't index this page</title>
    </head>
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  • Profile picture of the author bestoptimized
    Go to Google Webmasters Central on fill out the URL removal form.

    You could put a password on the directory that the page is in.

    You could rename the page.

    You could block the directory the page is in in robots.txt.
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    • Profile picture of the author gjd6599
      Thanks everyone, That code looks good to me laurajel.
      Glenn
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  • Profile picture of the author NauticalUrge
    FYI: For blog posts, there's also a NOFOLLOW tag that you can use...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Green
    The issue I am wondering about with this is will the pages that are already indexed continue to stay indexed? In which case you should rename the pages? Or, you could get some really good coverage with DL Guard or E-junkie that way you dont have to worry about the products or the robots or something like that not working.
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    • Profile picture of the author bestoptimized
      Originally Posted by Mary Green View Post

      The issue I am wondering about with this is will the pages that are already indexed continue to stay indexed? In which case you should rename the pages? Or, you could get some really good coverage with DL Guard or E-junkie that way you dont have to worry about the products or the robots or something like that not working.
      If you go to Google Webmaster site there is a place where you can request that they remove the page - it shouldn't take more than a day or two.
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  • Profile picture of the author gbh1935
    If I were you, I would make sure that the download pages are protected so that it could not be indexed and directly accessed. Bad behaving robots will simply ignore the robots.txt or meta instructions.
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  • Profile picture of the author blackbeltbob
    can you use this same meta tag on blog pages?

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
    <title>Don't index this page</title>
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