Site Privacy is the highest level of who can access your MindTouch site and how.
Control more granular content access through page permissions.
Private versus Public Site Privacy in MindTouch
- Public: Anyone can find and see your MindTouch site, but you can optionally privatize sections, pages or paragraphs to control access. A public site has high online visibility. Search engines can find, index and list content. Make your site Public.
- Private: Access is restricted to those with a login. A private site has no online visibility. Search engines cannot find, index or list content. Make your site Private.
User and business impact
|Channel||Public site||Private site|
|User access||Users do not have to log in; sections, pages, or paragraphs can be privatized to restrict public access.||Users must log in; only logged in users can view content; all sections are private.|
|Google access||Search engines (such as Google) can see site, index site, and list content of site.||Search engines (such as Google) cannot see site, index site, or list content of site.|
|Online visibility||Anyone performing a search can find public content through a Google search.||None.|
|Authoritative content is favored by Google and brand visibility is high; online product information is controlled by you; opportunity to attract new customers.||Brand does not have online visibility and so misses out on opportunities to build brand awareness; online product information is controlled by outside parties; no opportunity to attract new customers.|
|Prospective customers can find and access product information via Google search and validate or research product; opportunity to generate new qualified leads; readily available information speeds up sales.||Prospective customers cannot find product information via Google search to validate or research product; no opportunity to generate new qualified leads.|
|Users can find and access self-service help via Google; demands low effort from users; able to easily find answers users have no need to contact support.||Users can only self-serve once logged in; demands high effort from users; unable to find answers, users will contact support.|