Search Engine Indexing

Search engine indexing

It’s usual practice now a days to have an application’s stage environment as well as production URL’s exposed to the internet. To avoid Google bots indexing through your staging URL, use the following meta tags in your web application’s head section as shown below:

If you want only Google bots to avoid indexing your staging URL’s, use the following meta tag as show below:

This is something very useful. If you dont do these for your staging URL’s, when user’s search for your application using the various search engines, due to high level of testing, it could be that the search engine returns your staging URL as the first search result above your production URL and this can be catastrophic for your applications success.

For more details, please contact the below link:

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/93710?hl=en

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Tomcy John

Tomcy John

Blogger & Author at javacodebook
He is an Enterprise Java Specialist holding a degree in Engineering (B-Tech) with over 10 years of experience in several industries. He's currently the Senior Technical Engineer at Emirates Group IT since 2005. Prior to this he has worked with Oracle Corporation and Ernst & Young. His main specialization is on various web technologies and acts as chief mentor and Principal Architect to facilitate incorporating Spring as Corporate Standard in the organization.

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