The Privacy Settings control who can and cannot view your blog. Please note that these options cannot force Google and other search engines not to search your site.

In WordPress 3.5 this is found under Settings -> General

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Pre 3.5, you can change your Privacy Settings via your Settings -> Privacy page:

Site Visibility Options

Here, you will see three Site Visibility options:

Privacy Settings

  1. Allow search engines to index this site. – This is the setting used by most blogs. It allows everyone to read your blog and enables your blog to be included in search engine results and other content sites.
  2. Ask search engines not to index this site. – If you want all human visitors to be able to read your blog, but want to blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. web crawlers for search engines, this is the setting for you.

Please note that these options cannot force Google and other search engines not to search your site.

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