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2820583 - Is it possible to Prevent Indexing of the Career Site in Recruiting - Recruiting Marketing


  • Is it possible to prevent the site and the job pages from being found by search engines?
  • Is there a way to prevent indexing of the RMK site via the CSB configuration?
  • Can the file robots.txt be customized to prevent indexing.


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  • All RMK pages are designed to be publicly accessible.
  • The main point of RMK is to enhance Search Engine Optmization for better online visibility of your jobs and therefore a better chance of attracting suitable candidates. It would therefore be counterpoductive to cater for preventing the mechanisms that allow for this to happen.
  • As a result, there are no settings in CSB to actively prevent the entire site from being indexed.
  • There is some customization possible however, see 2956815 SEO Settings - Career Site Builder - Recruiting Marketing
  • Note though that it is actually not possible to totally prevent search engines from scraping and indexing public content.
  • As to the robots.txt, it is generated at a system level per Data center. As a result, it is not possible to customize it per site.

If you believe this should be provided as a feature, please submit an enhancement request as per 2090228 for consideration by the Product Management team.

See Also

2090228 How to Submit Ideas for SAP SuccessFactors Products


robots.txt, search engines, SEO, NoIndex Top Jobs, Recruiting Marketing, CSB , KBA , LOD-SF-RMK-CSB , Career Site Builder , Product Enhancement


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