Your best bet, always, is to use your hosting provider’s control panel to set an Apache Realm (often referred to as an .htaccess password) to keep out people who don’t know the password. This will keep out bots and crawlers, as well as determined humans.
On Apr 29, 2013, at 5:34 PM, Karen E wrote:
Using this - I was wondering if the linked page is hidden from bots, directory searches etc?
I have a client that wants to put a company directory online, but not have this information publicly viewable or searchable.
The password would be one-for-all - many users.
The page… well, I could do it with graphics instead of HTML so the text doesn’t come up in searches - or put it in a PDF, but any other ideas to keep it private would be appreciated.
I’m not super advanced, so simple is probably better.