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password protected pages

how google can read password protected pages

     
6:21 am on Jul 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am in the process of changing the look of the site. I have created a new folder on the existing site directory and saved the new site in there. This folder was made password protected but no wonder Google can still Index is. I just wonder how crawlers can crawl through those pages?
4:02 am on July 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If the folder is password protected then they can't get in and crawl on their own. Have you provided them with the same information before? Was there a time the material was online before being password protected?
5:31 am on July 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Disallow this folder in the Robots.txt to avoid any further indexing.
 

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