For each build that you set to “Live,” you have the option to prevent the output from being used by search engines.
For this activity, you must have the following permission setting:
For more information about permissions, see Setting User Permissions.
- From the Projects page, open a project. See Opening a Project.
- On the right side of the page, click Build Management.
- On the left side of the page, navigate to the target and click on it.
- In the grid, right-click the build, and from the context menu, select Settings. The Build Settings dialog opens.
If the build is not already set to Live select that option.
Click Include in search engines to remove the check mark.
- Click Save and Finish.
Let’s say you have previously published output for your company’s FictionSoft Pro Version 1 product. Later, you build and publish output for Version 2 of the same product.
Each output is using a unique vanity URL set on the build, and each is set to “Live.”
However, you decide that you only want end users to find the output for the Version 2 documentation when they perform a Google search, rather than finding the older Version 1 output.
Therefore, in Central you right-click the Version 1 build and choose Settings.
In the Build Settings dialog, you remove the check mark from Include in search engines.
Now when users perform a search in Google (and other search engines), they will only find the Version 2 documentation.