November 25th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Sessions and crawl
this may be a very basic question. I would like to know whether the data which are displayed only to logged in (php session authenticated) users will be crawlable by search engines?
there is a page domain-name/content-listings/ and this page lists some information for user.
Non-registered users will view basic information like name and postal address and these should be SEO friendly and crawlable.
Registered users (logged in) will view sensitive information such as email_id and phone number which should not be crawlable by search engines.
November 25th, 2012, 03:23 AM
Typically, unless you make some sort of allowances, your search engine will NEVER see the pages... A search engine will never be able to submit a form, like is required to log into most "user areas".
You would have to detect the user_agent, and give them access to the content even though they are not logged in, and this is not advisable...
November 25th, 2012, 06:33 AM
You kinda answered your own question.
Originally Posted by vignesh_devshed