Google Sites Help
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Site Sharing and Visibility Options - classic Google Sites

Classic Google Sites has a new Sharing interface and sharing options: you can make your classic site publicly accessible but not indexed by search engines. You can still invite people who can edit the site, view the site and site owners.

For new Google Sites see these instructions: Sharing and Publishing - new Google Sites

Overall Site Sharing

Instructions - Accessing the Sharing Settings

You can get to the Sharing and Permissions in three ways:

  1. Use the blue Share button;
  2. Use the More (cog/gear) button, then Sharing and Permissions;
  3. Use the keyboard shortcut Shift+S

Instructions - Make Site Public and Searchable

  1. Access the Sharing and Permissions
  2. Use the Change link at the top of the list under Permissions to display the Visibility options
  3. Choose Public on the web and use the Save button
  4. Use the Close button to return to the site

Instructions - Make Site Public but Not Indexable by Search Engines

  1. Access the Sharing and Permissions
  2. Use the Change link at the top of the list under Permissions to display the Visibility options
  3. Choose Anyone with the link and use the Save button
  4. Use the Close button to return to the site

Instructions - Make Site available to Domain users and Searchable (Google Apps only)

  1. Access the Sharing and Permissions
  2. Use the Change link at the top of the list under Permissions to display the Visibility options
  3. Choose Domain (your domain name) and use the Save button
  4. Use the Close button to return to the site

Instructions - Make Site available to Domain users and Not Searchable (Google Apps only)

  1. Access the Sharing and Permissions
  2. Use the Change link at the top of the list under Permissions to display the Visibility options
  3. Choose People at Domain with the link and use the Save button
  4. Use the Close button to return to the site

Instructions - Make Site Private

  1. Access the Sharing and Permissions
  2. Use the Change link at the top of the list under Permissions to display the Visibility options
  3. Choose Specific People and use the Save button
  4. Use the Close button to return to the site

Instructions - Enable Sharing Outside the Domain (Google Apps only)

  1. Access your Google Apps domain Control Panel
  2. (http://admin.google.com/ and sign in with your domain admin account)
  3. Use the Google Apps icon and then scroll through the list of the Google Apps and choose Sites
  4. Use the Access settings link and then choose one of these two options
    • Users can share outside [Domain], but will receive a warning each time
    • Users can share share sites outside [Domain] (without any warning)
  5. Tick Users can make Sites public
  6. Use the Save Changes button (it appears at the bottom of the page)

Screenshots

Share Button

Sharing and Permissions

Sharing and Permissions - Visibility Options

Sites Settings - Google Apps