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does google can access pages with password?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by genotip, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. genotip

    genotip Regular Member

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    hi,
    does google can access pages with password?


    thanks
     
  2. pisco

    pisco Regular Member

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    i'm guessing no, think about it , what would be the use to index a protected page ? When entrance would be denied right off the bat ?

    Altough i think it is possible to create some special crawler accounts for them to get indexed (on some forums at least)
     
  3. wickedguy

    wickedguy Supreme Member

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    Google can't access pages which are password protected. Anybody, does not matter who, needs to know the password to access such a page
     
  4. greenhatse0

    greenhatse0 Newbie

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    are you sure?what about the forums?i always use google for accesing password protected threads...
     
  5. ezunio

    ezunio Newbie

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    There is something like Google Bot its like account but its bot, maybe someone with more details could say something about that.
     
  6. relaxin

    relaxin Junior Member

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    What those forums do is cloaking, they allow known
    google ip (like 66.249.71.75) to craw its pages while
    blocking unknown ip (users). That's why you can
    have access to cache version of the page but not
    the real page unless you authenticate.

    These forums allow google to index their protected
    pages hoping that users might find their pages on
    google.
     
  7. jackson1

    jackson1 Newbie

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    I think,Google can not access the pages with password.Thanks!
     
  8. ronegraT

    ronegraT Power Member

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    Google can´t access password protected sites if you don´t let them, there is a reason why sites have passwords, not everyone should be able to access whats there.
     
  9. NapsteR

    NapsteR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I think it cant.... It access the forums, because you can read those forums without logging in... To access the password protected pages, the session has to enabled.

    BTW you can use robot.txt to tell not to crawl the some pages of your website...
     
  10. scott8610

    scott8610 Junior Member Premium Member

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    On forums and such, yes. I'm not sure about sites where you need a password and username just to begin downloading the site. Probably not.
     
  11. NapsteR

    NapsteR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Man.. Where are you getting avatars like this...??? LMAO