Form appears in Google search

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    chris_hills
    Asked on May 08, 2012 at 09:40 AM

    Hi,

    My form at http://form.jotformeu.com/form/21093675780358 is only linked to a password protected intranet at my site at www.ipmnet.biz.

     

    However, when searching for www.ipmnet.biz the form appears, in its own right, in the search results.

     

    How can I avoid this without having to embed source code in my web pages (direct link to form much more practical for maintenance).

     

    Thanks

    Chris

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    gori-mathew
    Answered on May 08, 2012 at 04:11 PM

    Hi Chris,

    Please note that once you embed your form to the website it will be searched and available online and be indexed by Google or any search engines. You may want  to password protect the form so that only authorized users can view it. 

    You may also visit the following thread for more information on how you can keep your form private.

    Let us know if you have further questions and will be glad to assist.

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    chris_hills
    Answered on May 08, 2012 at 04:23 PM
    Hi

    Thanks for the password work around.

    However, the page which the Jotform is embedded in is within a password protected intranet. Surely this should prevent Google from spidering it? Is my assumption correct? If so I am wondering if the Jotform is linked somewhere to a non-password protected page?

    Thanks again
    Chris

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    jonathan
    Answered on May 08, 2012 at 05:15 PM

    @Chris,

    Hi, Are you referring to this result?

    I think this search result is not from your website, but from JotForm's Public Forum.
    Please inform us if you have further inquiry.

    Thanks. 

     

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    chris_hills
    Answered on May 08, 2012 at 05:19 PM
    Fantastic!

    Thank you very much – really appreciate your product and the professionalism of your support.

    Best regards
    Chris

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    jonathan
    Answered on May 08, 2012 at 05:36 PM

    You are welcome. =)

    Please contact us again if the need arises for assistance on JotForm.

    Thanks.

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    Darren
    Answered on November 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    How was this issue resolved? My forms are also being indexed by Google via jotform.com. is there a way to prevent this?

     

    Kind regards,

    Darren

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    Ben
    Answered on November 11, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Please do always open your own thread instead of posting on an old thread - for example this one is from May 2012.

    For this reason I have moved your question to a new thread here: http://www.jotform.com/answers/702605 where we will be answering your questions shortly.