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how to have google index a site without logging in?
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May 20, 2013, 10:57 PM
 
I have a new website for work and I wanted to have google crawl it. Turns out, you need to be logged in, is there any way around that?
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May 21, 2013, 03:58 AM
 
Why?
     
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May 21, 2013, 06:24 AM
 
I don't trust google with my data. I have a practically dead gmail account, and a few years ago at least, a login wasn't necessary to have google crawl a site.
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May 21, 2013, 06:41 AM
 
Dummy account?
     
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May 21, 2013, 06:47 AM
 
Alright, I'll do that. I just thought there is an easier way, but it seems like google really wants to have you stay logged in.
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May 21, 2013, 07:12 AM
 
Well, yeah. That's their business model.
     
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May 21, 2013, 07:33 AM
 
You don't need a google account for google to crawl your site.

Instructions: http://support.google.com/webmasters...answer=1352276
     
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May 21, 2013, 08:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
You don't need a google account for google to crawl your site.
Just pictures of feet.
     
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May 21, 2013, 08:32 PM
 
Bit the bullet and logged in
(Even following the instructions in Phileas' link eventually required a login.)
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May 21, 2013, 09:19 PM
 
Only if you want to claim ownership of the site. To just submit a site anonymously, go here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url/
     
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May 21, 2013, 10:32 PM
 
Also that forwards me to a login window (you don't see the login windows if you're logged into Google one way or another). I hope you don't think of me as paranoid, this has evolved into more of a curiosity how difficult Google makes something simple for people who don't want to be logged into a Google service.
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May 21, 2013, 11:20 PM
 
That pales in comparison to trying to get something out of Facebook without an account.
     
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May 22, 2013, 12:49 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Also that forwards me to a login window (you don't see the login windows if you're logged into Google one way or another).
Crap. You're correct, I am sorry.
     
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May 23, 2013, 04:55 AM
 
I blame Google, not you
Seriously, though, Google's attitude is going more and more against my grain, hence my attempts to avoid a login.
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May 23, 2013, 06:24 AM
 
I'm starting to feel the allure of living la vida Google.
     
   
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