indexing

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  • #651797

    tishrei
    Member

    I have some posts that I do not wish to be indexed by any crawler, whether google, yahoo, etc. I have password protected those posts. My question is if I password protect a post, will that prevent any crawler from reading and/or indexing my password protected posts?

    Thanks,

    The blog I need help with is fruitoftheword.com.

    #651909

    timethief
    Member

    Password protecting a post results in a robots.txt file that tells the spiders not to index it. http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=6737c28729891362&hl=en

    #651912

    auxclass
    Member

    The Post Title will be indexed but the content can not be reached by the search engines and if you do a search on the title you can probably find it but not the contents (unless you published it and then password protected it) I have a couple of password protected Posts on my site and I can find them in Google but not see the contents and if I click on the search link I just end up at the “enter the password” thing.

    If someone copies part of the Post and puts it on the internet then all bets are off.

    #651925

    tishrei
    Member

    Okay, thanks. That’s what I needed to know. If there was no way to prevent my posts from being indexed, then I was not going to post them. I don’t care about the title, it’s the CONTENT that I do NOT wish to have read by the spider bots.

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