Will asking Google not to index a site have a negative effect after the noindex is removed?
I'm about to start building a website with WordPress, but I don't want it indexed until it's ready to be launched. It's presentation is important, and it will be difficult to get visitors who saw it half finished to come back when it's ready. I want to noindex the site at first to help keep it out of the rankings, but I don't want that to have a negative effect on the rankings after I remove the noindex. Does anyone know if it will?
Wordpress tends to write your first post for you right? This is why it will get indexed, correct? Otherwise just keeping your posts in draft should work. Then scheduling them for publishing at a later date.
Are you planning on achieving this through your robots txt? If so. I would assume that once you change your rules for how to crawl your site, search engines will just view it as a new site that needs to be indexed and do so naturally. Especially if you include a sitemap in your directions.
Maybe I totally misunderstood what you were asking?
That was what i was asking. I want to stay away from just not publishing them because I'm going to be applying for a business AdSense account, so I'll need some posts up before I can do that. I was going to do it through both robots.txt and the head.
If you already have a adsense account, why muddy the waters? Business and personal are the same, maybe try just changing the payee name on your acct to the business name. This would solve your publishing noindex problem.
Asking Google or any other search engine not to index a site will not have a negative effect as search engines respect the privacy settings of website. Once your site is ready to be indexed and you allow all search engines to crawl your website, they will index it. Search engines are always on the look for content and favor new websites to find something new to offer it's searchers.
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