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Can a bot search a site set up with HTACCESS username/password?

I put together a site for my daughter's class so people can have access to all the usual stuff that gets misplaced (yearly calendar, reminders, blah blah blah).

Setting up HTACCESS with username/password was easy enough through my hosting company. I simply flipped the on switch and defined which root folder (and thereby all subfolders) to secure.

Feedback has been positive. But a few folks are concerned that their personal information (i.e. phone number & email) will be found by search engine bots.

Can search engine bots crawl and serve up folders & pages locked down by htaccess? If so, is there a way to create the .htaccess file to restrict bot access? Does anyone have any better way to do this with something other than .htaccess?
Permalink Curious George 
January 6th, 2006
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