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if I make page "private" in WP, will it still get crawled?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by halifax123, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    hi roomatez!

    I don't want my visitors distracted with anything but my "homepage" for a WP blog I have

    if I use the page option of "visibilty" and select "private" (I think it's there in any your "page" options of any theme
    will that still enable google to crawl the page ???

    I don't want to lose the benefit of having certain pages so that google doesn't see a "privacy" or "cotact-us" or "link resouces" page, but I definite want google to think they are still "accessable" to my visitors

    as I realize google does have a higher opinion of those with privacy and contact pages!

    your understanding?

    Hali~!:)

    PS those pages still seem to be in the sitemap, but I don't want to assume that google isn't able to tell if they still are "hidden" to the public
     
  2. JesusBack

    JesusBack Executive VIP Premium Member

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    if your page is private then no one that is not logged in will be able to see it. will show up as 404.
     
  3. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    ok jesus,

    if that's true and i see it does show as 404 when I do that

    is there another way?

    this is the theme I'm using zindi II

    hali~!:)
     
  4. AquaClean

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    you can go into general setting and block it from search engines before anything gets indexed, but people who look for the site directly will still have full access, I like this feature so i can finish the site 100% before letting the crawlers index it.