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    WordPress Staging site displaying on Google search

    We have a published site to our domain on our managed wordpress, as well as a staging site on a temporary (myftpupload.com) domain. When we do a google search of our website, the staging site appears in the search results, and it appears before the actual site does. Is there a way to ensure the staging site is not crawled by Google? In the wordpress reading settings it already states 'Note: Your site is using a temporary domain that cannot be indexed by search engines.'

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    Nate
    Super User II

    In the WordPress Dashboard under Settings - Reading make sure "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" is checked.  Though they may disregard this request if there are public facing links to your test site.

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    Nate
    Super User II

    In the WordPress Dashboard under Settings - Reading make sure "Discourage search engines from indexing this site" is checked.  Though they may disregard this request if there are public facing links to your test site.

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