It’s effortless! You can hide your design contest from search engines by adding an NDA to your contest.
While choosing the “Public” as an option would make it visible to everyone, selecting the NDA option would only allow the client (owner of the project) and the participants (agreed to NDA) to see it. It won’t be visible to the search engines.
Whoever wants to access your contest must agree to the non-disclosure agreement.
Here is how you can activate this feature:
First, select a design that you want to launch a contest for.
Next, provide the required details about your contest.
Finally, go to the "Design Brief and Package" step and provide all the details about your design contest.
Scrolling down the “Design Brief and Package” option will show you all the package options. Select the package as per your choice and scroll down.
Choose the “Contest and Marketing Add-ons” option and click the “Click to Show” button next to ‘Add-ons.’
The "Click to Show" button will expand the Addons option. Select the ‘Non-disclosure Agreement NDA & Search Engine Privacy’ option from the given options.
When you select this option, you get two choices — We provide a standard template for NDA and Upload your own (as a PDF).
Select an option, make the payment, and your contest will have an NDA applied. However, it will be hidden from the search engines.
NOTE: NDA option is not visible for the contests that have already been launched.