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Preventing Alexa listing Just someone trying to keep from being listed on Alexa Michel Samuel
Loooong story and has a lot to do with politics of my particular industry.
Is there a piece of code or something that I can place in my site's pages that will STOP it from being listed on Alexa?
I want to be completely taken down from Alexa.
In fact I want to be non-existant to Alexa.
Searched WW using google to find [ ...] webmasterworld.com
o ya, welcome to WebmasterWorld
That helps a little.
But please tolerate a total novice at the webmaster game. (Only doing it out of necessity)
I've read much on the robot.txt file.
But what I'm unsure of is this...
1) Do I just make a file called "Robots.txt" and put it in the root of my domain directory?
2) I can't find a complete code example of this file. I only want to kill the alexa rating data and I have no clue what to "program" in this file.
Thanks and I apologize for being a complete moron.
smells so good
Yes, create a text file and name it robots.txt Add these two lines
User-agent: ia_archiver Disallow: /
Place the file in your root directory. Do a search for
robots.txt validation and you can verify that what you've done is correct.
The previously referenced thread offers more insight into what will/won't/is supposed to happen.
Ok that's a bit better.
Can this be used
<meta name="ia_archiver" content="noindex,nofollow">
not sure... but the point of my answer was to show that you can usually find exactly what you are asking about by searching WW with google --- the whole teach how to fish thing, instead of giving a fish...
If you need to know something, chances are very good that it has already been discussed thoroughly multiple times on WebmasterWorld. So all you need to do is search WW with google.
For example, add this into the search bar in google then press search:
site:webmasterworld.com blocking Alexa
which will give you the following URL and relevant posts.
Cheers, now you can teach yourself everything just by searching WW. If all else fails, then a quick post will usually do the trick.
and sorry for being a complete moron myself, you probably already know about searching sites.
You can find complete robots.txt just by putting in the URL. eg. [
...] webmasterworld.com Michel Samuel
It all helped and I'm slowling working through it all.
Now for the next part...
How to disallow access to Alexa toolbar users.