I want to prevent Google from indexing my website. I know I need this meta tag added to the header.

<meta name="robots" content="noindex" />

How can I add this meta-tag to all the pages of a site?

2 Answers 2


You can use the Metatag module for this, in order to add meta tags to every page of your site:

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If you want to do it by coding, it is possible to implement the theme_preprocess_html hook to add the meta tag manually:

function theme_preprocess_html(&$variables)

    $noindex = [
            '#tag' => 'meta',
            '#attributes' => [
                'name' => 'robots',
                'content' => 'noindex',
    $variables['page']['#attached']['html_head'][] = [$noindex, 'noindex'];

(more details here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35913739/add-meta-tag-to-head-in-drupal-8)

  • Thank you for your answer, i'd prefer if i can do this by code, with a hook for example ?
    – usethe23
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 14:30
  • 2
    @usethe23, It is also possible. I have just edited my answer to add this possibility.
    – dinopmi
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 14:42

You can also add a robots.txt file with the following content in your docroot:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /

You can find more information about this in The Web Robots Pages.

  • 2
    Note that this prevents crawling, not (necessarily) indexing (details).
    – unor
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 15:23

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