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Hotbot.com? Hotbot have no page rank! john_Max
Hey guys, I have just checked that Hotbot.com don't have any page rank and not listed in google. Could you please tel me why?
check their robots.txt
# No robot will spider the domain
User-agent: * Disallow: /
same as overture. mack
In the UK it redirects and I see pr6
The robots.txt prevents Google from spidering and indexing the domain. Therefore, this page/domain is a dead end and PR is not passed. However, this page can receive PR (and it would be shown in the toolbar), i.e. this isn't the answer.
Until (very?) recently, the domain they used was hotbot.lycos.com. You might want to check if that one still has a better PR. robotsdobetter
Yeah, it redirects me to and I see pr6, but I am not in the UK (I am in the good all USA). HitProf
LOL, the robots.txt is only in the .com and only on www.
Quite a few old pages still hanhing around:
[ ...] google.com sidyadav
Just a note, it doesn't give you a PR0, it gives you a no ranking signal (a grey-bar) which might apply to the robots.txt theory.
The robots.txt file is mostly irrelevant to the PageRank calculation, btw. PageRank is derived from factors external to the page.