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Selective bot blocking
Scanning rules
fabfurs




msg:1527279
 4:09 am on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Do robots obey the wildcard USER-AGENT and then look for any specific instructions related to their UA, for instance:
USER-AGENT: *
Disallow:
Disallow: /dl/
Disallow: /features/

USER-AGENT: Googlebot
Disallow: /catalog/

Will Googlebot obey the first rule and not spider "dl", "features" and then read it's USER-AGENT list and not scan "catalog" or must "dl" and "features" be added?

 

ThomasB




msg:1527280
 11:43 am on Feb 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

From my experience it should work, at least for other bots. But I think GB should be able to avoid spidering /catalog/, too.

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