Is it possible to hide my form from search engines?

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    dgsloves
    Asked on June 01, 2016 at 07:29 PM

    HI - I googled my new client's business name and their jotform registration form came up in the results. Is it possible to hide this url from search engines? Or some other way to not have it come up?

    Thanks!

    David

     

     

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    Chriistian
    Answered on June 01, 2016 at 09:53 PM

    Once you embed a form to your website, it will be possible to be searched and would be available online to be indexed by Google or any other search engines.

    If you want to hide the form from search engines, you can add noindex and nofollow robots meta tag to the web pages with embedded forms.

    <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">

    You can also add the parameter rel="nofollow" to the form links. Here's an example below:

    <a target="_blank" href="http://form.jotformpro.com/form/1234567890" rel="nofollow noopener"  rel="nofollow">Form Link</a>

    If you need further assistance, please let us know.

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    brentac
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 04:57 AM

    Adding to the theme here, I have my form linked to a button on my website, not embedded. Is it possible to hide that from search engines? 

    A google search actually turns up the form BEFORE my website. Which isn't good. 

    Many thanks!

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    Chriistian
    Answered on March 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Hi brentac,

    I moved your concern on a separate thread so we can better assist you. You can check the thread here: https://www.jotform.com/answers/1082601. We will attend to your concern on the created thread accordingly.

     

    If you have any other concern, please feel free to contact us by creating a new thread on our forum.
    Regards.