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OreoCookie May 20, 2013 09:57 PM
how to have google index a site without logging in?
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?
 
subego May 21, 2013 02:58 AM
Why?
 
OreoCookie May 21, 2013 05:24 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.
 
subego May 21, 2013 05:41 AM
Dummy account?
 
OreoCookie May 21, 2013 05:47 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.
 
subego May 21, 2013 06:12 AM
Well, yeah. That's their business model.
 
Phileas May 21, 2013 06:33 AM
You don't need a google account for google to crawl your site.

Instructions: http://support.google.com/webmasters...answer=1352276
 
subego May 21, 2013 07:17 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by Phileas (Post 4231372)
You don't need a google account for google to crawl your site.
Just pictures of feet.
 
OreoCookie May 21, 2013 07:32 PM
Bit the bullet and logged in ;)
(Even following the instructions in Phileas' link eventually required a login.)
 
Phileas May 21, 2013 08:19 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/
 
OreoCookie May 21, 2013 09:32 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.
 
subego May 21, 2013 10:20 PM
That pales in comparison to trying to get something out of Facebook without an account.
 
Phileas May 22, 2013 11:49 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by OreoCookie (Post 4231573)
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.
 
OreoCookie May 23, 2013 03:55 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.
 
subego May 23, 2013 05:24 AM
I'm starting to feel the allure of living la vida Google.
 
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