Meta tag "noindex" on public status page
It seems that Google has indexed my public status page, in all available languages. This isn't really necessary; it would be useful if there was some way for me to turn on a "noindex" meta tag, preventing search engines from indexing it.
Hi, 2 months ago we started providing canonical URLs so search engines would only display a single result (without the localized version) but it looks like this is not enough and multiple versions are still indexed. We’ll probably add some noindex to help with that.
On the other end we’re not gonna totally block the indexing of the main status page because this is a feature, being able to lookup a status page when the monitored service is down can be useful.
Yes, thanks for the suggestion. I also think it may be interesting to only allow public status pages with custom domain (ex status.mywebsite.com) to be indexed and not the URLs on our domain (ex updown.io/ngg8). This way it keeps the client's website hostname visible and doesn't allow to list public pages in search. I'm not saying this a replacement for "hidden" status pages, more like an improvement for this initial suggestion. What do you think?
Arnaud Lapiere commented
I think the usecase behind this is more https://updown.uservoice.com/forums/177972-general/suggestions/39625915-new-hidden-status-between-private-and-public.
(as the public status page can be indexed indeed, as a feature)