Take your website offline and set your preferred domain.
This is how you open the Page Settings page:
- Click on Page Settings.
- Click on page status.
- To hide your website, choose Offline. Your website will be invisible until you change the status to Online.
- If you have more than one domain name, select the desired entry. This will be the domain name that is displayed in the search engines.
- If you have more than one domain name, always enable Redirect to preferred domain and any incoming traffic from a secondary domain will be redirected to the main domain.
- Click Save.
Google and other search engines can cache your website. If you publish the website and it has been indexed by Google or other search engines, you can take the website offline, but the cached version of the website is not immediately removed from Google and other search engines.