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using robots.txt and noindex, nofollow

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My site is ranked high on my keywords however, I'm trying to figure out an issue with a plugin so I moving things around on my site (and deactivating plugins) temporarily.  I don't want google to crawl the pages while I'm doing this. If I place a disallow: / in my robots.txt file or noindex, nofollow meta tag on each of my pages, that just means that the spiders won't crawl the site but I should maintain my rankings, yes or no?
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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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Don't do it for very long.  Blocking the spiders means that you are blocking the Googlebot that scans your site.  I think you will lose your ranking if they are blocked for too long because the search engines can't verify your content.  And Google is very specific that keywords must be in the content to be counted.
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Okay, thanks!
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COwebmaster,

This situation is why you have a development server if at all possible :)
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yep, good point :)
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