Stop a site showing up when Googling particular phrases
May 17, 2007 2:51 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to stop a page or image appearing in Google's results for a particular term, without removing those pages or images from Google's results for other, relevant terms?
posted by caek to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I run a website which features a band with a name featuring a word for the male reproductive organ. Unhelpfully, they have a song called "Pictures". As you can imagine, this is skewing my stats, since the overwhelming majority of people who find my site through search engines are looking for photographs of willies. I don't want my site to show up in such searches. They'll only end up disappointed.
I know about using robots.txt to remove a particular page or image from Google altogether
. That's not what I want to do. I still want my pages and images to come up in Google searches for relevant terms. I just don't want people searching for certain keywords to be directed toward my site.
Bonus marks for ways of doing this with search engines other than Google.