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Get a Robot
Get the robot file
Glenn

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:12 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Anyone know how I can read someone else robot.txt file?

 

Mohamed_E

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:15 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

[their.do.main...] should show it in your browser. Check out [webmasterworld.com...] for a real example.

creative craig

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:18 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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try adding robots.txt like this: domain.com/robots.txt

Craig

Glenn

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:35 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot... are robots.txt file important?

creative craig

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:39 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

They dictate to a search engine spider what parts of the site they can crawl.

If you have a moderators forum for example then you wouldnt want that to be made public to the rest of the Internet. So you would ban a spider from it by using the robots.txt file.

Craig

Glenn

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:43 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am doing for an internet casino - and was wondering if it will help.

creative craig

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Msg#: 171 posted 2:45 pm on Apr 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well if any part of your site holds sensitive information on your customers that shouldnt be made public, then you should maybe consider banning search engine spiders from visiting that part of the site.

Craig

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