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I have discovered that Users come up in search results which is annoying for me as my username is the same as the name that I produce apps under.

This means that my Stack Exchange profiles come up in search results online, possibly even before my own site.

Can Stack Exchange add user profiles to the robots.txt please so search engines won't index it.

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    change your username then
    – user306364
    Oct 31, 2015 at 11:46
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    I rely on that feature to show up on-line...
    – rene
    Oct 31, 2015 at 11:50
  • I have now changed my username.
    – user307971
    Oct 31, 2015 at 12:01
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    yes, so we see - interesting name
    – user306364
    Oct 31, 2015 at 12:10
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    You expected SE to be hidden behind walls and unsearchable by search engines?? Oct 31, 2015 at 13:57

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This is quite a useful feature to me. I like that people looking for me find my useful contributions on SE. And you can't actually blame SE for being good in SEO.

If you don't want others to find your SE contributions when searching for your name, just change your username to something else.

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    The most important piece of advice is doing so at registration, since the Internet remembers all. Oct 31, 2015 at 13:35
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    Not anymore @DeerHunter . I have the right to be forgotten...
    – rene
    Oct 31, 2015 at 14:32
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    @rene - yeah. As if three-letter folks care about our rights... Oct 31, 2015 at 17:49

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