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robots.txt file
ktd121




msg:1528363
 2:16 am on Jul 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

After looking at my site root I did not see a robots.txt file. What exactly does this file do and how do you make one? What do you need to put into one and do you need to have one?

 

PatrickDeese




msg:1528364
 2:23 am on Jul 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

robots.txt is used to forbid search engine crawlers access to certain files & directories on your site.

For instance if you didn't want to have your visitor stats crawled by the search engines, perhaps you would forbid the directory stats/ or where ever your stats page lives.

try [robotstxt.org...] or maybe

[webmasterworld.com...]

Woz




msg:1528365
 3:14 am on Jul 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

>robots.txt is used to forbid search engine crawlers access to certain files & directories on your site.

This is assuming they follow robots.txt protocols. Don't rely on robots.txt file alone to protect sensitive information of temporary folders/files.

Woz

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