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- How did (does) Google find orphan pages?
April 3, 2007, 2:45 pm
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using a semi-automatic php page generation library.
I thought I could share those images semi-privately,
with a select group of friends--by sending a link
to that page in an email, and publishing no hyperlink
to those pages anywhere. And yet, when ever I do
that, those pages end up indexed on Google.
The shared host server I use has directory indexes turned off.
I know I could use .htaccess to keep Google away from those
pages. Or, If I really cared I could hide them behind
a login/password system of some kind. But I don't really care that
I am, however, curious to know how Google finds pages, to which no
ever been published, on a server that has directory indexes off.
Re: How did (does) Google find orphan pages?
Somebody has the Google tool bar installed, and they visit the
Or maybe they received you emailed link at a Gmail account, and
Google saw it there.
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