Index Your Pages So You Can Hide Them +

I never got this before but according to this great article over at Yoast about how to properly block pages from the bots, the best way to make sure your pages are hidden is to have them indexed first:

So, if you want to effectively hide pages from the search engines, and this might seem contradictory, you need them to index those pages. Why? Because when they index those pages, you can tell them not to List them.

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