I am facing an problem in my development site,when I am searching a product in Google the product search are showing result for the development site. This I want to disable it.

anyone has any idea regarding this?


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You can add a file the root of your magento instance named robots.txt with this content.

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

Use <META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW"> on your dev site. See reference.
Or you can use .htpassword to prevent your dev site from unauthenticated users. See reference.

  • and how do you make sure that his doesn't go live? Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 16:34

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