From here you can decide whether or not to allow search engines to list your site, limit access to your site to only U.OSU users, or require that visitors enter a password to view your content.
RSS is automatically disabled on all private sites to ensure your content is restricted to only people who should be able to read it.
Public blog options
There are two public blog options, which allows any one who visits your site to read your content.
Allow search engines to index this site - This is the default setting for all newly created sites. It allows any one to read the content of your site and for your site to be indexed by search engines such as Google.
Ask search engines not to index this site -This allows any one who knows your site URL to read your content. However, it blocks web crawlers so your site is not indexed by search engines such as Google. Use this option if you want to keep your blog public but want to limit it to only people who know the URL.
Private blog options
There are four private blog options, which restricts who can view your site content. Any person without access to your site will see an Authorization Restricted notification.
Visitors must have a login - Anyone who is logged into their U.OSU account can view your posts.
Only registered users of this blogs can have access can have access - Only people who have been added as users to your site will be able to view your content.
Only administrators can visit - Only people who have been added as admin users to your site will be able to view your content. This option is most commonly used if you want to restrict your site to specific people, or are setting up your site and want to hide it until you are ready to make it public.
Anyone that visits must first provide this password - Only people who know the password can view your site.