There’s this ongoing problem I’ve been having in that search engines do not have the ability to search the insides of password protected sites. It’s a little frustrating from time to time because so many sites have gads of information that search engines just can’t get to, which means that you have to rely on the site’s search engine, which invariably does not work very well.
So, here’s the concept. The search engine creates an opt-in program wherein websites (like banks for example) can give the engine a generic login and password, and then the search engine can get in, crawl the site, make an index, and then get out. Later, when you search for content, you can search for that information, if you desire, but to see it, you’ll need to log in.
Similarly, if you are a person who uses the secure site, you can give the search engine the ability to log in as you, and then crawl the site for your information. Thus, if you gave the search engine the login to your bank, you could later search for all your transactions at Cha Cha’s restaurant….or whatever. Actually, this might be a privacy concern…but it’s a thought.
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