Google Indexing

  • Bobby Jones
    # 1 month, 1 week ago

    When a WordPress page uses the Page Restriction plugin, what is added to the page so that Google can no longer index that page?

    Is there a way to still require the login but still allow search robot indexing?

    Gaurav Singh
    # 1 month ago

    Hi Bobby,

    Thanks for reaching out to us.

    The Page Restriction plugin allows you to control which users can view your page or post. These restrictions on pages/posts can be made in two ways:

    1. Specifying WordPress user roles who will have access for each page/post
    2. Protecting specific or all pages/posts of your website behind login

    When pages and posts are protected behind login, the Page restriction plugin does not allow users who aren’t authenticated to access that page/post. Hence in such cases when your page is password-protected, GoogleBots won’t be able to access your content either, which might lead to Google not indexing your page.

    We can provide you with two possible solutions for getting google to index pages which require login:

    1. Flexible Sampling – Google supports flexible sampling which allows you to show only limited content to the users but gives full content access to GoogleBot. This involves metering, which provides users with a limit on free articles to each user can consume, and lead-in, which offers a portion of an article’s content without it being shown in full.
    2. Backdoor for Google – Whitelisting the IPs that the major search engines use and if a request comes from one of these IPs, show an abbreviated version of the page so Google can index it but not all information is available from Google’s cache.

    Both these solutions can be incorporated into the page restriction plugin, according to your needs.

    Please drop us an email at if you’re interested in the solution. We will be glad to help you out.

    Team miniOrange

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