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Chapter 22. Getting People to Visit > Keeping Visitors Away

Keeping Visitors Away

Search engines employ little programs calledrobots orspiders to hang out on the Web and look for new pages to add to the engine's index. But sometimes, you don't want search engines to know your page exists. Perhaps it's a personal page designed only for your family or an internal page for your company. You can add information to the page so that most search engine robots will stay out.

Figure 22.7. When a search engine's robot encounters this page, it will ignore both the page and the page's links.



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