This Action will not keep out Google. And it’s very easy to see a case
where they would pick up on it from a referer tag. You can try adding
a robots.txt file to your site’s root folder, excluding this folder,
and Google will respect that. Other people might come along and read
that file and decide that since you don’t want Google in there,
maybe they should see what the fuss is about.
If you really want to protect a folder, use a server-side
configuration setting (use your cPanel or whatever control system your
hosting provider likes) to set Basic Authentication on the folder.
That will keep everyone out who doesn’t have the actual username and
password. Which means Google and all other search engines for that
On Apr 22, 2010, at 5:22 PM, LauraB wrote:
If I were to use Password Protect URL action for a client site, how
would I then ensure that the page or folder I use it for is not
indexed by Google and other search engines?
Is there another action I would need to apply as well?