SportsEngine defaults an organization's website to be searchable on search engines. If you would like to not have your organization's website or for certain pages of your organizations's website (documents, calendar, or comment stream) to not appear in search engines follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Log In
Step 2: Select Admin Control Panel
Step 3: Select Website Settings
Step 4: Select SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Step 5: Select Robots Text
To prevent robots from scanning the entire site enter in:
To prevent robots from scanning the pages on the site enter in /(page link):
To allow all robots complete access
(or just create an empty "/robots.txt" file, or don't use one at all)
To exclude a single robot
To allow a single robot
User-agent: Google Disallow: User-agent: *
To exclude all files except one
This is currently a bit awkward, as there is no "Allow" field. The easy way is to put all files to be disallowed into a separate directory, say "stuff", and leave the one file in the level above this directory:
Alternatively you can explicitly disallow all disallowed pages:
Note: Setting robots it doesn’t make it IMPOSSIBLE for a search engine to crawl it, it is just the signpost that says don’t go there. Malicious bots still will attempt to crawl it, so it shouldn’t be used to mask sensitive information.
Sensitive information should only be placed on private pages, to which only appropriate members have permission.