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I have SharePoint 2010 Enterprise for Internet Sites. Some search results in Google & Bing are pointing to my intranet site URL which is intranet.mysite.com

I want to cloak my site totally from Search Engines.

How to do it?

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You can add a robots.txt to your root.

in this robots.txt you can put information about what pages may and may not be indexed. For more information check:

http://www.robotstxt.org/

http://www.robotstxt.org/robotstxt.html

edit: waldek mastykarz has made a solution that automatically creates a robots.txt for you: http://blog.mastykarz.nl/generating-robots-txt-files-mavention-robots-txt/

PS: is your intranet anonymous accessible?

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remember that SharePoint search itself also checks for robots.txt so you will either have to allow for SharePoint user agent or disallow specific web robots –  Anders Rask Jul 20 '11 at 9:27
    
@Bas What do you mean by root? Is it the Login page? –  saumilm Jul 20 '11 at 9:54
    
@Bas No it is not anonymous accessible! –  saumilm Jul 20 '11 at 12:25
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@Saumil Then i think it's strange that your site gets indexed! That should not happen. It's smart to check if it's really not accessible by anonymous users! –  Bas Lijten Jul 20 '11 at 12:29
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@Anders Rask: that is a very good caveat! Good reminder, that is –  Bas Lijten Jul 20 '11 at 12:29
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