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Do Draft Blog Posts somehow get indexed??

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by happywarrior, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. happywarrior

    happywarrior Registered Member

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    I'm just curious I guess..

    I noticed a blog post which I haven't published yet - it's been saved as a 'draft' has been ranking in rank tracker in Market Samurai for those certain keywords..

    If I haven't published the post - is it really possible that Google has ranked it anyway?? Or is Market Samurai just being weird??
     
  2. DesignEx

    DesignEx Regular Member

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    Well there is a URL that is made public when you save a draft and preview it. It should not ever be pinged, so there is really no good reason that google would find it unless you have a pinging plugin or sitemap plugin doing something wrong.
     
  3. photoman

    photoman Junior Member

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    I think it's possible. I've had things in wordpress crawled before that were never supposed to be crawled. It's just a page, so to Google it's probably fair game.
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    i don't think they do. It's impossible.
     
  5. Blog Rider

    Blog Rider Registered Member

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    Maybe you have plugins in your browser that request information on the url your currently visiting, maybe that's what happend when you previewed your draft somehow sening a spider over. I don't know what else it could be.
     
  6. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    Not to my knowledge.

    As long as its not published it cant be indexed correct?
     
  7. poziko

    poziko Junior Member

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    I also don't think that they can get indexed. You must have done something wrong here.
     
  8. macchiavelli

    macchiavelli Junior Member Premium Member

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    Yeah because a draft is just a draft...its not live yet.