Don't Let Google Index Your CPanel Login Page

Jul 7, 2009 • 8:36 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google loves indexing content, any content it can get their hands on. In fact, it isn't just Google, it is any search engine. But there is some content you probably don't want Google to index, and those are pages that reveal how to login to your server and make changes.

Just take a look at the number of CPanel login pages Google has indexed. Yahoo has some and so does Bing. No, the search engine is not to blame, it is the hosting company for not blocking the search engine from indexing those pages.

A "top contributor" at the Google Webmaster Help Forum is venting about the issue. He said:

I don't have control over that web page, it's as provided by the makers of Cpanel (and that is adminstered by my own hoster admins). It responds with a 200, while it uses javascript redirection to send one to the login page itself. There is no robots meta tag on it. I cannot modify it. Stupid. I have a mind to contact Cpanel and ask them to add a robots noindex meta tag and whatever else. But that may not happen any time really soon.

What can you do? Bug your host.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help Forum.

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Comments:

Karl

07/08/2009 03:53 pm

There should be no index meta tags on all CPanel login pages.

Kruti

07/17/2009 03:20 pm

Ya, you can also disallow the entire CPanel directory in robots.txt

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