Are invisible topics indexed by search engines?

(Gordon Ryan) #1

I have a topic that I don’t think I want to stick around for all the world to see, but think it would be ok for those who are in the know to be able to go back to it. Will making it invisible also hide it from Google, et al?

(Jeff Atwood) #2

We changed the name to “unlisted” to better reflect what this does.

It does not affect Google, it just means the topic will not appear in any topic lists – you must have the URL to get to it. So as long as a link to that URL is indexed somewhere on the web, Google can find it.

(Gordon Ryan) #3

Gotcha. Yeah, we’re still running until our engineer has time to do the 1+ transition. I’ll probably be poking him incessantly until he makes that time happen.