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If you want to unpublish your site, you can choose to hide it from search engines.

 

To hide your site from search engines: From the left side of the Editor, click Settings > click SEO (Google) > click the toggle Allow search engines to find my site to turn this option off (change from green to red) > click Done.

Once you have clicked the toggle be sure to hit Save inside your Editor!

Note: Your Wix domain will still be online. If you use your own domain, you can ask your domain hosting company to point it to another server.

Note: If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web completely, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction. Click here to learn how.

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  • The Forest Cantina

    Replied by The Forest Cantina January 29, 2014

    Hi there team WIX

    I am making a website for someone and accidently published the wrong one. Can you please permanently delete this site http://unnarawlings.wix.com/chick as we have already published and upgraded the other site that we wanted to use.

    Thank you and sorry for the hassle,

    Regards

    Unna

    • Nat

      Replied by Nat January 29, 2014

      Hey Unna,

       

      I can see the site in question is already deleted.

      Please don't hesitate to contact us again. Nat
  • carlosaspiros

    Replied by carlosaspiros November 19, 2013

    Hi I upgrade my account but when i search in google (mercury toys) still appear the free web in the search:

    carlosaspiros.wix.com/mercurytoys‎

    • Niv Wix Team

      Replied by Niv November 19, 2013

      Hi,

      Just like it takes the search engines time to find a new website, it also takes some time for them to recognize the fact that a certain website has changed.

      For a changed sites, It usually takes about a week or more to be recognized as such, and a couple of weeks more for its cached part to be erased as well. This is a search engine behavior that we are not able to control and it varies from one search engine to the next.

      Please note that the same goes with images on Google images.

      Note that you can submit a request directly to certain search engines using their Webmaster Tools, to expedite the removal process. 

      For Google Webmaster Tools click here.

      For Bing Webmaster Tools click here.

      *Please note that we are unable to provide support for these requests, as this is not related to Wix.

       

      In addition, your site will always be available to access using your free URL, in your case -  carlosaspiros.wix.com/mercurytoys‎, unless it is deleted or the username/site-name has changed.

      Niv, Wix Support
  • kim

    Replied by kim November 15, 2013

    Thanks  Eyal, however I have already seen this response and it does not assist.

    I just don't want customers to be redirected to the Wix  web site after navigating www.orainenelsonlaw.com. I will republish sometime in the near future.

    Thank You

     

     

    • Michal

      Replied by Michal November 15, 2013

      Hey kaylia-d,

       

      You can disconnect your premium package/domain from your Wix site for the time being. 
      To unassign your premium package, please go to Wix.com > Packages > Unassign. 

       

      Thanks,

      Michal - Wix Team
  • kim

    Replied by kim November 15, 2013

     

    Hi Wix Team,

    Could I please have this site removed until i am ready to upgrade and publish once more

    http://kaylia-d.wix.com/orainenelsonlaw.

     

    Thank you

    • Eyal Wix Team

      Replied by Eyal November 15, 2013

      Hey kaylia-d,

       

      If you don't want your site to be visible to search engines, you can unpublish it by going to Settings > SEO (Google) > click the toggle "Allow search engines to find my site" -> click "Done". Please make sure the toggle is red.

      Once you have clicked the toggle be sure to hit Save!

      Please note: Your Wix domain will still be online. If you use your own domain, you can ask your domains hosting company to point it to another server.

      If you would like to temporarily remove your site from the web completely, you can place a notification on your home page and say it is under construction.

       

      If you would still like to delete your old Wix site, please follow these steps: Go to Wix.com -> My Account -> Click "Manage and Edit Site" next to the site you would like to delete -> Click "Delete" on the right side of the page.

       

      Please note: Deleting a site does not cancel/delete your account.

       

      If you have any other questions, please let us know!

      Thank you,

      Eyal, Wix Customer Support Team
  • dulcies

    Replied by dulcies October 7, 2013

    hi there,  I have deleted my site however it is still showing as live.  Can you please deleted it asap for me? I do not want it seen at all. thanks and regards

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso October 7, 2013

      Hi,

      Please send us the name of the site you are referring to.

      I checked your Wix account and I saw you deleted all your site.

      Please send us more details as where you see the live site.

       

      Dina-Wix Team.

    • dulcies

      Replied by dulcies October 7, 2013

      Hi its www.bellanapolirestaurant.co.uk. If i just type in the address it comes up and  i really need it deleting permanently.  Please help!!  Thanks and regards

       

    • dulcies

      Replied by dulcies October 7, 2013

      its also showing on onionring however the site it is showing is an old version!!

    • shayb7 Wix Team

      Replied by shayb7 October 7, 2013

      Hey,

       

      I can see that you have successfully deleted your Wix sites. Please note that your domain bellanapolirestaurant.co.uk is not connected to Wix, please contact your domain host for further assistance regarding the current site your domain is pointing to.

  • michellesui

    Replied by michellesui October 2, 2013

    Hi, I did what this thread said to--went to SEO settings, unchecked "Allow search engines to find my site," hit save, published...several times...but I googled and my site still comes up on the search engine. Can someone help me with this? I really want to unpublish it. 

     

    thanks

    • Hudson Wix Team

      Replied by Hudson October 2, 2013

       

      Please be aware that it can take from 1 to 3 months for Google to update its database and for your site to be indexed. Finding your site using your relevant keywords may take even more time.

       

      One way to speed up this process is to submit your website directly to search engines. Use the following links to submit your site to:

      - Google

      - Bing

       

      Wix guarantees that all of the text and meta tags on your site are being scanned by search engines, however we cannot guarantee that Google will choose to assign your website a high rank, this part is up to you.

       

      Make sure that your websites content has been optimized in accordance with the advice offered in our SEO Learning Center. We also recommend that you use the SEO Wizard & Monitoring tool for a more in depth analysis of your site’s SEO.

  • robertstannage

    Replied by robertstannage October 1, 2013

    i'd like to add a password to my site to prevent it being seen for the time being, i published in error. can you tell me how to add a password 

    • Jo Wix Team

      Replied by Jo October 1, 2013

      Hi robertstannage,

      You can find instructions and information here or check out the video below: 

       
      Let us know if you have any other questions!
       
      Thanks,
      Jo
      Wix Team


       

  • chadpankake

    Replied by chadpankake September 27, 2013

    Hi, I published my site several weeks ago with a 'Services' and 'Blog' page visible to search engines. I then changed those pages a few hours later to hidden (checked 'Hide from Menu' on both page settings). The pages do not appear when you navigate directly to my website (www.affinitysearchpartners.com), but the pages that I hid show up as their own Google hits just below my site. They DO navigate directly to the hidden pages (i.e. Services). This is terribly embarrassing and unprofessional to have Google return hidden links just below my own site in the search results. These pages aren't intended for public view yet.

    Any suggestions for fixing this?

    Thanks!

    • Anat Wix Team

      Replied by Anat September 27, 2013

      Hey Chad,

       

      I am terribly sorry for the inconvenience.

      Please be aware that data from hidden pages is still included in the source code of your site. This means it will still be crawled by search engines. However, users will not be able to see the hidden pages when visiting your site.

       

      To ensure that the content of a hidden page is not visible by Google, you need to add a page password. When a visitor to your site accesses a link to a hidden page via Google search results, they will not be able to view the page content.

       

      Please note that we cannot prevent Google from crawling your site.

       

      Please let us know should you require further assistance 

      Anat - Wix Team
    • chadpankake

      Replied by chadpankake September 27, 2013

      This fixed it! Thank you for the help and fast response.

    • Eyal Wix Team

      Replied by Eyal September 27, 2013

      Hey chadpankake,

       

      We are glad we were able to assist you!

       

      If you have any other questions or require assistance, please feel free to contact us again!

      Thanks,

      Eyal, Wix Customer Support Team
  • 840697306

    Replied by 840697306 September 24, 2013

    Hi,I edited my website and saved it...and didn't "publish"it...but I don't know why when I entre my website...I can see the thing I just changed.....I didn't publish the change thing

    • Rapido Wix Team

      Replied by Rapido September 24, 2013

      The changes will only show on the live site if you clicked on Publish from within the editor.

  • dulcies

    Replied by dulcies September 20, 2013

    Hi, can you please delete and restore my website www.bellanapolirestaurant.co.uk.  I no longer want it live on the web but do not want to lose all the work that I have done in creating it in case I want to republish at a later date.  Many thanks

     

    • Nadia.Tannous

      Replied by Nadia.Tannous September 20, 2013

      All you need to do is to un-publish your website. All you need to do is go to Settings > SEO (Google) > uncheck "Allow search engines to find my site" -> click "Done".

      Once you have unchecked this box be sure to hit Save!

      Please note: Your Wix domain will still be online. If you use your own domain, you can ask your domains hosting company to point it to another server.
       

      Hope this helps. 

      Please do not hesitate to contact us for further assistance

      Nadia Tannous
    • dulcies

      Replied by dulcies September 20, 2013

      Thanks but I don't want it online at all, I just want a copy of it in case at some time in the future I want to republish it! 

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima September 20, 2013

      Hi dulcies,

      I've unpublished your site. You can still find it under My Account, if you ever wish to edit or re-publish it. 

      Cheers,

      Dima -Wix support team-
    • dulcies

      Replied by dulcies September 20, 2013

      Thanks!

    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima September 20, 2013

      We're glad to help. Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. 

      Dima -Wix support team-

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