Hi, for the longest time I have been restricting some important directories on my site from being crawled. My mistake was simple (and superiorly dumb). I left out the slash (/) after the name of the directory.
User-agent: * Disallow: /b
I found out that by not putting a slash after the b, I am restricting all directories starting with that letter! ARgh!
Now that I have corrected it, will it still be possible to get Google et al to include the once restricted directories? How long should that take? I am now linking heavily to the pages in question and they are included in my sitemap. Please tell me what other things I can do. Thanks!