Google: Development/Test Sites Can Be Added To Google Search Console

Feb 5, 2019 - 7:52 am 2 by

Google Testing

Google's John Mueller said it is okay to add your test or development site to Google Search Console, even if it is noindexed and disallowed by search engines. There are still some useful tools you can run on your site before you launch it that may help you.

This was a question posed to John on Twitter where he said there is no problem in doing that.

Of course, I suspect a lot of the functionality in Google Search Console will not properly work if Google cannot crawl and index the site. But in most cases, you probably do not want your test/development environment indexed by Google.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google AI Overviews, Ranking Volatility, Web Filter, Google Ads AI Summaries & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 23, 2024

May 23, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google

Google Robots.txt Parser Updated In GitHub

May 23, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Referral / Affiliate Program

May 23, 2024 - 7:41 am
Bing Search

Bing Search Is Down; Takes Down DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, ChatGPT Search & More

May 23, 2024 - 7:35 am
Google

Google Tests Replacing Related Searches With People Also Search For?

May 23, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Search: Sources Across The Web Without Images

May 23, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Lunar New Year Logos From Google, Bing, Baidu & Sogou 2019