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Froogle wants my images!
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msg:1528575
 12:47 pm on Apr 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've tried to add a store to froogle, and have recieved an email saying that my robots.txt doesn't allow access to my images folder. Fair enough.

My current rule is:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /css
Disallow: /javascript
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /images
Disallow: /downloads

What I want to know is, if I add

User-agent: googlebot
Disallow: /css
Disallow: /javascript
Disallow: /admin
Disallow: /downloads

Will that work, or will googlebot 'inherit' the Disallow: /images rule from 'User-agent: *'? Alternatively, is their a better way of doing it?

Thanks

 

Import Export




msg:1528576
 5:41 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)


Why don't you allow the froogle agent access to the images folder and block all else.

jdMorgan




msg:1528577
 5:59 am on Apr 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Put the more specific record first. Googlebot, and then "*".

Most if not all robots accept the first record that matches their user-agent string.

Jim

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