Maybe Brett was somehow able to manually let in googlebot or googlebot can log in now.
Will the real robots.txt please stand up? Never a dull moment around here. I hope it's back for good.
|I hope it's back for good. |
Me to! I've been missing the search capabilities.
HOWEVER, I'm not going to hold my breath.
lol skip factor...
We are working on stuff - everything is in flux. Things will change...
bug reports to brett at ....you know the address. lol
...thanks GoogleGuy, YahooGuy, MSNDude, JeevesGuy, his Taco'ness [slashdot.org], and OJR [ojr.org]...
Brett - do you cloak your robots.txt depending on IP address that requests it?
only for hot/honey pot purposes.
eg: if you have been banned for agent spoofing - send a reinclusion request via e or sticky...
I first saw that the Alexa ranking for WW was returning to the level some weeks ago. Only after that I realized that WW was re-indexed again by Google. I hope we now get the best of both worlds, i.e. WW searchable by the main search engines again, but still blocking the unwanted bots to maintain performance.
working on site a bit this afternoon...ignore any problems for the next few hrs...
I find it highly problematic that you're working on a Saturday afternoon. ;)
I read both posts. The boss has spoken. :)
I loved to see WebmasterWorld is back, but checking robots.txt I am very curious whether it's google that no longer care for the disallow / thing or it's a manual enquiry or what :)
google search is working great, msn is lagging though, still only at 80k.
Good to see you letting search back in brett, too many resources here to cut off, jd morgan has already answered so many questions, too much information to not have searchable, same for other coding stuff especially.
oh, and don't try surfing the site with a spoofed search bot user agent, as brett says.
moftary, unless you have a google ip address and are googlebot, it's unlikely you'll be seeing what you want to see, enough snooping for me, LOL...
|moftary, unless you have a google ip address and are googlebot, it's unlikely you'll be seeing what you want to see, enough snooping for me, LOL... |
hehe you should not have been snoopy.
Looks like I missed some posts here.
after Brett's sticky mail I got the whole story.
welcome back, WebmasterWorld :)
published a response in the robots.txt..
>>published a response in the robots.txt..
Only Shak could make it into a robots.txt clear from China. I vote for:
User-agent: Flaming Shak-Attack Bot
Great post, thanks. First time I've bookmarked a robots.txt. Where can I find the one cloaked for humans with the subliminal marketing stuff?
I love the robots.txt blog
Lemme guess, you were looking for bots in the bottom of that bottle, and the blog "just happened"?
LOL. Can't wait till you enable comments in that blog Brett. ;)
I took a read, had some time to kill. Why would you slot this under the Yahoo! portion?
|6 Degrade/filter/penalize/whatever any URL with a question mark in it. |
I can deal with that no problem BUT most mom and pop sites, on a tight budget, would not be able to most likely (in a low budget scenario) have the funding to make this happen. Wouldn't that hurt the "little people"/small startups which all of us start out like (well most of us ;)). Not ranting here just curious.
I'm loving the blog too :)
Would like to see if Google chokes on a large robots.txt. I know they choked on a 1.2MB robots which I had created for the sake of the removal tool. :(