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    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?

    for example:

    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.


    will this be just achieved with sessions or do I need to use javascript and ajax to make email id and phone number protected from crawling and spammers.
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    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...
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    Originally Posted by vignesh_devshed
    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?
    You kinda answered your own question.

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