How to find secret web site pages and content


Web site owner hide their webpages using commands in Robots.txt.Robots.txt is a text file which is located in the root directory of a site.It is used to control webpages  indexed by a robot,ie. you can disallow a particular web page or content to be spidered from search engine robots. By using ‘disallow‘ word you can block any URL of your blog from  reaching search engines.

We will take the help of Robots.text file to see the hidden web site pages and content

Step 1 – Go to Google and type this in the search box

“robots.txt” “disallow:” filetype:txt

Hit enter and you will be presented with loads of Robots file website results which have a disallow command.

google_robot

Step 2 – From thousands of results we will choose any website,for example I will open Microsoft robot text file which is in the 1st page (Highlighted).After opening the robot text file,it looks like this

microsoft_robot_file

These are the content and pages which Microsoft doesn’t want search engine spider to get indexed.Now copy any line after the word Disallow:

For example we will copy this line :

/communities/blogs/PortalResults.mspx
 

Remember to copy the slash which is at the beginning of the line.

 

Step 3 – Type the main website url and then the line which you have copied in the Step 2  address_bar_browser

After combining both the main website URL and the line,Hit enter (See the screenshot)

Main url – http://microsoft.com

Line – /communities/blogs/PortalResults.mspx

Combination – http://www.microsoft.com/communities/blogs/PortalResults.mspx

 microsoft_secrets

This was the page Microsoft had hidden from the search engine!

This was just an example,you can find some more interesting web pages and other secret content easily.Go ahead and try !

  • http://www.enetgoldjobconsultancy.blogspot.com shaiksha

    yes this is great trick to view the hidden site in search engine….can you explain me how this process is going on in other websites ……if i want to know the hide information of some any other website then what i can do…..tell me…..

  • http://www.neeleshkale.com Neel

    cool stuff! lots to learn in this SEO world,, : (

  • Nitesh

    WICKED!!

  • Jakub

    Hey this is cool feature, but I think that google should prevent it. Sometimes it may contain sensitive information!

    But anyway, great post and I will be careful about it on my pages.

  • http://www.getloan.co.uk Diane

    Sensitive information shouldn’t be on the internet! Companies have a responsibility to keep their data safe. There’s a new story about data beig lost or stolen every week!

  • http://web-updates.avenuesnepal.com Avenues

    WOW.. this is so cool.. easy to find the hidden files from search engines..

  • stratosg

    funny result using your tip on google. http://www.google.gr/linux never seen that page :) nice tip

  • http://ooyes.net web design company

    A great way to find articles and web site web pages which are hidden from search engine…

  • http://crenk.com Steven Finch

    Great Post.

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