I have a
URL that I would like to share with my friend who needs the information on it, but I do not want the public to see it.
The URL refers to an
index.html, which is in my
public_html and readable for everyone, say:
Nothing links to that URL `.../~dehmann/secret23'. Can I trust that search engines will not find and index it? So no one except my friend will be able to see it? (Assume that my friend will never leak the URL.)
I think the answer is yes, since Google also uses this technique in Picasa and Google Documents, to publish documents, where the user doesn't want search engines to see it. But I just want to make sure this is how it works (before my sensitive information is out there for everyone to see).
UPDATE: To clarify, my question boils down to: Is it true that Google (or, anyone) can not recursively list the content of my
public_html? Or can they?