Do password protected or private pages get crawled?
About 2 years ago this question was posed and some replies implied that we can’t have it both ways, i.e. crawled and yet not let our reader see the content. Some even assumed the site owner was using shady tactics to gain ranking but doing something wrong.
I have a blog where people post questions about their dental health and I would like the dentist and his staff to be able to read the questions and respond. Obviously I’d like to keep this info private from the general public.
Meanwhile, I’d like to get some credit or gain from Google in the rankings so people could find my site and get their questions answered.
Furthermore, I then could copy their site to a public area after editing out their personal info, etc.
My question is, how can I collect Q&As on the post pages, protect the privacy of the poster and get some credit from Google for the site?
Is this possible? If so, should I use password protected pages, private pages, both, neither or some other methods (or plugin)?
Thanks, in advance,
P.S. If a peek at the site helps with the answer, you can see the home page at http://costaricadentalimplants.org
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