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Opting out of LLM indexing

Noted by on his .

I added an entry to my robots.txt to block ChatGPT’s crawler, but blocking crawling isn’t the same as blocking indexing; it looks like Google chose to use the Common Crawl for this and sidestep the need to do crawling of its own. That’s a strange decision; after all, Google has a much larger proprietary index at its disposal.

A “secret list of websites” was an ironic choice of words, given that this originates from the Common Crawl. It’s sad to see Common Crawl (ab)used for this, but I suppose we should have seen it coming.

I know Google tells authors how to qualify/disqualify from rich results, but I don’t see any docs for opting a site out of LLM/Bard training.