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Does Google see your .htaccess file?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by and5rey, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

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    I want to block ahrefs, majesticseo and similar tools with .htaccess on my money site, so that my competitors cannot see my backlinks. However, I'm afraid that if Google sees that I'm blocking these tools on my site, this could be a footprint for Google that I'm doing blackhat SEO and then my website could get penalized.

    Does Google crawl .htaccess files?
     
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  2. starvinmarvin14

    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    No it's private.
     
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  3. bahus

    bahus Regular Member

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    Blocking ahrefs, majesticseo on your money site won't stop them from finding your backlinks. To fully hide your links you'd have to also block them on the sites with links pointing to your money site.
     
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  4. Bot Solutions

    Bot Solutions Regular Member

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    That would be silly.
    No, it can't.
     
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  5. THUNDERELVI

    THUNDERELVI Elite Member

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    No it can't, it's hidden and not available to the public (bots, spiders, visitors, etc...)
     
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  6. soccerlover

    soccerlover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No, it is hidden.
    The '.' indicates the hidden :) and crawl won't scan that
     
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  7. MadMarketer007

    MadMarketer007 Newbie

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    .htaccess is internal server use only
     
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  8. and5rey

    and5rey Regular Member

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    Thank you guys for your replies.