RE: Online or hardcopy portfolios?

Subject: RE: Online or hardcopy portfolios?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>, 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 09:44:37 -0700

Peter Neilson wrote:

> You also have to keep mention of http://www.a.com/iwwwi and
> http://www.a.com/ubb off your blogs, tweets, facebooks, youtubes and
> other public places. For your peace of mind, though, you could easily
> remove each hidden page when your campaign was done. You could be pretty
> confident that no web crawler had archived it. The crawlers follow
> references, rather than seeking out pages to which there are no links.

Don't count on that. If a web crawler follows a link to any page on your site, it's likely to crawl the entire site. You can explicitly exclude specific pages using either a robots.txt file or robots meta tags in the individual pages. Here's a pretty good explanation:

http://www.buildwebsite4u.com/building/web-crawlers.shtml


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-903-6372
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