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How to prevent specified pages from being included in the search engine index?
How to prevent part of a page from being indexed?
How to exclude small words from the search engine?


How to prevent specified pages from being included in your search engine index?

You can tell Composer's indexer to ignore parts of your site. To do this, simply click "Indexing options" on the "Index" menu. In the "Indexing options" window, use "Do not index these pages" to add pages you don't want indexed.

The exclusion item is simply a "Match pattern."

The match pattern is a standard Web address or file address, but may contain the common wildcards "*" and "?" to make it match more than one web address, for example "http://www.mtopsoft.com/store/*", "g:\test\*". The "*" will match any number of any character and the "?" will match any single character. Non-wildcard characters are matched without regard to case (case-insensitive). URL masks should begin with "http://", "https://" or "*".

You can also use the "Only index these pages" function to index only specified pages that you want included in the search engine database.

Here are some examples:

The exclusion-
http://www.yoursite.com/member.html
prevents that file from being included in the index.

The exclusion-
http://www.yoursite.com/doc/*
prevents everything in the "doc" directory from being included in the index.

The exclusion-
http://www.yoursite.com/*.txt
prevents files on "www.yoursite.com" with the extension ".txt" from being included in the index.

The exclusion-
http://www.yoursite.com/doc?.html
prevents files named "doc.html","doc1.html", "doc2.html" and so on from being included in the index.

The exclusion-:
c:\mywebdesign\doc\*
prevents everything in that local directory from being included in the index.

How to prevent part of a page from being indexed?

You can use special tags to prevent part of a page from being indexed. If you want to prevent an entire page from being indexed, please see How to prevent specified pages from being included in your search engine index?

To prevent part of a page from being indexed, enclose the section of the page to be ignored with the exclusion tags:

and the tag after the section of the page to be ignored:

 

For example:

<!--BeginNoIndex-->
... here goes the part you don't want indexed...
<!--EndNoIndex-->

When Composer indexes your site, it will ignore the contents between these tags, thus excluding the text between these tags from being included in the index.

How to exclude small words from the search engine?

You can exclude small words ora customized word list from the search engine. To do this, simply click "Indexing Options" in the "Index" menu. In the "Indexing Options" window, "Words options" panel, check the "excluding the following words from the search engine" option.

 

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