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Roaming Gnome




msg:4481635
 3:31 pm on Aug 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Since G knows the site structure for Wordpress, would they be able to find pages that are not linked or referenced in the sitemap?

I am curious because my current project uses Wordpress with a custom template design.

 

netmeg




msg:4481644
 4:08 pm on Aug 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

If you mean you're using custom post types, if you use one of the SEO plugins, or a plugin to generate the sitemap, they'll find those pages and add them to the sitemap.

If your intent is that Google NOT find them, you should block them in robots.txt before you launch.

Sand




msg:4481685
 6:47 pm on Aug 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

By default, WordPress pings pingomatic each time you publish a new post. Pingomatic in turn pings a whole host of other services, and Google will index the content and index it quickly unless you explicitly tell them not to.

If you don't want those pings to be sent at all, you can turn off pinging in Settings->Writing and removing pingomatic.com from the Update Services field.

Zivush




msg:4481784
 4:11 am on Aug 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

In my experience, no web content is hidden or undiscovered.
Google will find any pages published no matter if you use a sitemap or pinging services.
A page will not be indexed, if you use meta on the particular page - <META NAME="robots" CONTENT="noindex.. etc
robot.txt file is good for disallowing some crawlers.

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