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#1 jmatura

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I am starting a new newsletter and want to send a few links to articles when first signing up that only subscribers can view.

 

Is just including these links in the robots.txt file going to keep search engines out?  Or would it be better to give out a "Members Only" password. Your advice is much appreciated.

 

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#2 Michael Martinez

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:13 PM

If you put the content on the Web, some crawler will find it and index it, regardless of what your robots.txt file says.

#3 lucardk

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:54 PM

The only way to hide something from google is to password protect it, the robots.txt will block most spiders but search engines do reserve the right to override it. 

 

I am starting a new newsletter and want to send a few links to articles when first signing up that only subscribers can view.

 

Is just including these links in the robots.txt file going to keep search engines out?  Or would it be better to give out a "Members Only" password. Your advice is much appreciated.

 

Thanks

 



#4 piskie

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:31 PM

The only way to hide something from google is to password protect it, the robots.txt will block most spiders but search engines do reserve the right to override it.

So how does a spider acces a password protected directory and retrieve the content to override your privacy ????

 

I've used Password protected directories as Client Admin and never had any problems with spiders or any other unwelcome visitors. Nor have I ever thougt it a remote possibility that any Spider would find it's way in.



#5 lucardk

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

Piskie.. there is a coma ( , ) check it out and read again... Of course that if it is password protected the spiders won't be able to access it. Next time I'll make sure to use a period ( . ) and a paragraph. ;)






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