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Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 3:00 pm
by TerryVog
People notified me that there is personal information can be found on Google. This information is in articles accessible to registered users only. Yet, somehow it is also in the search results. Why? And more important: how can I avoid this from happening? :eek:

Re: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm
by mjparadac
Hello TerryVog

Can you provide the URL?
What extensions are you using?

Regards,

Re: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 5:52 pm
by TerryVog
The URL is https://rotterdam.nazarene.nl and the extensions are:
BreezingForms Pro
Akeeba Backup
AllVideos
BT Login
EKS - Easy Keyword Sitemap
[youtube] Free
SermonSpeaker
Easy Profile
Koowa
Ohanah

Re: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm
by Per Yngve Berg
Have you set the access level to Registered on the menu item, category and article?

In the Options of User Manager, is the Guest User Group set to Guest? If this is set to Registered, all users that are not logged in will be Registered.

Re: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:48 pm
by TerryVog
The menu item and the article had the Registered access level, but the category was Public. Could that have been the culprit?

The Guest User Group is definitely set to Guest.

point sFRe: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 pm
by Per Yngve Berg
I would have checked the EKS

Re: point sFRe: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 1:10 am
by TerryVog
Per Yngve Berg wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:34 pm
I would have checked the EKS
Good suggestion; EKS is the generator of the sitemap I submitted to Google. However, I checked it and none of the articles with sensitive information is displayed on the site map.

What would be my next step?

Re: Sensitive information shows in Google search results?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 6:37 am
by LessyJhon
It depends on where you located. When you search any types of keywords locally google bot pick those services which is near to you and show the search result. This is how it works.