Privacy controls: work sensitive information/google search disable?

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  • #940496

    ruralnigeria
    Member

    I recently got in some trouble with my workplace because my blog came up #1 for several of our keyword relevant searches. I looked into password protected blogs but most of them required people to register, which I know realistically will reduce ease of accessibility and readership. I would love if I could make it so only people with the URL can access my blog…is this possible? Much appreciated!

    The blog I need help with is ruralnigeria.wordpress.com.

    #940570

    timethief
    Member

    Yes. See 3. here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/
    Also note that Google only flushes their caches every 3 – 6 months so the indexed content is not going to disappear quickly from search results.

    #940574

    ruralnigeria
    Member

    thank you! what does it mean “flushes their caches”…?

    #940575

    timethief
    Member

    It means that whatever they have indexed from your site will not be removed from the search reults for at least 3 – 6 months and in some cases it may not be removed at all.

    #940577

    auxclass
    Member

    The site linked to your name is empty – but on what ever your REAL site is you can put a link to work or wherever – so people that do come to your site because of a search engine have a link to get more info or something

    #940582

    ruralnigeria
    Member

    The site linked to your name is empty – but on what ever your REAL site is you can put a link to work or wherever – so people that do come to your site because of a search engine have a link to get more info or something

    i don’t want to link my job to my blog. I want to speak openly about my work and experience…i do NOT want google to display my blog in a search..

    #940589

    auxclass
    Member

    Keep in mind that Google is not the only search engine and not all search engines are well behaved – the reality of the internet is that it is open – so just because Google will drop your site from their cache not all search engines will –

    Bottom line – if you want something to be private don’t put it on the internet and if you do have a Private members only blog – which defeats your want to speak out

    #940592

    ruralnigeria
    Member

    Bottom line – if you want something to be private don’t put it on the internet and if you do have a Private members only blog – which defeats your want to speak out

    thanks a ton. makes sense. whew, this internet is a crazy place

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