Post # 1
Hello, It seems all wedding websites allow for password protection, but my preference would be to have a wedding website WITHOUT a password but is a totally private link in the sense that no one would ever find it via a Google search or other online search. That way I can send the link to those invited and they can open it without the hassle of remembering a PW, and so random people (and stalker exes! 🙂 googling my name or my fiance’s name would never be able to find the site. Does this exist?
Post # 3
Apparently there is, because I just googled my and my fiance’s name and our site didn’t come up. We built it ourselves, though. I can’t vouch for the commercial sites.
Post # 4
as standard web sites normally is visable in search enigins. But is absolutly possible to make it not visaable for google. This you normally have to do on the server admin. If you use for eaxmplae wordpress you make this choice when you set up your site.
Post # 5
Hmm, I just tried searching a whole bunch of things & couldn’t get our website to pop up on google, we have ours hosted on weddingwire.
Post # 6
I think Wedding Paper Divas and The Knot have an option to keep your website out of google searches.
Post # 7
I’m not an expert but from what I know you can tell Google and other search engines not to index the site, but there is no guarantee that the site will not end up on there somehow. If someone posts a link to the site on another page, Google could index that page.
One idea might be to not include your last names in the post’s title. That could help keep the stalkers from finding it.
Another idea is just to make the password a really easy word to remember for all guests.
Post # 8
You can also just not use your last names on the site…..that should make it hard to google….
Post # 9
We have our site through The Knot. We use the password protect, of course. But in our link, I chose to only use our first names. Then we had cards printed with our info that will be included with our STD’s…that’s it. Those are the only people that will know.
I remember getting to select on The Knot wether or not I wanted it listed but I have no idea where it would be posted.
Post # 10
Check the code (right-click, view source) and look for this tag (replace the  by <>):
[meta name=”robots” content=”noindex, nofollow”]
This tells crawlers not to add that page to search engines. Most search engines like google honour this, so if they find a page that has that code, the crawler will just turn back and not index it. I’m not sure if any of the wedding website sites allow you to add custom codes like that though, if they don’t already have it. Your best bet may be to build your own site.
The other thing to watch out for is the more links there are to your site, the higher the likelyhood it will be on google. So if you post it on Facebook, there is a higher chance it will get indexed than if you just tell your guests via paper Save-The-Date Cards.
Post # 11
@jenilynevette: Ditto with my daughter’s website on weddingwire. She has been having a hard time with them. She bought the domain name they said was available, and after paying and publishing, it is linked to another couple by the same name. She’s having a hard time getting any help from WW. It may finally be fixed today but neither old or new names show up when googled.