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Hotbot.com?
Hotbot have no page rank!
john_Max




msg:115411
 9:40 pm on Jul 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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?

 

mars9820




msg:115412
 5:15 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

easy question.

easy answer

check their robots.txt

*****

# No robot will spider the domain
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

*****

ogletree




msg:115413
 5:22 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

same as overture.

mack




msg:115414
 5:24 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

In the UK it redirects and I see pr6

Mack.

doc_z




msg:115415
 10:55 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

easy answer

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.

bird




msg:115416
 12:04 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

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




msg:115417
 3:02 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yeah, it redirects me to and I see pr6, but I am not in the UK (I am in the good all USA).

HitProf




msg:115418
 12:53 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

LOL, the robots.txt is only in the .com and only on www.

[google.com...]

Quite a few old pages still hanhing around:
[google.com...]

sidyadav




msg:115419
 12:06 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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.

Sid

bird




msg:115420
 1:21 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

The robots.txt file is mostly irrelevant to the PageRank calculation, btw. PageRank is derived from factors external to the page.

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