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Excluding Images from Google Index
Robot.txt File not Keeping Google out of my Image Folders

 5:21 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

So, how do I do it? There must be a way. I have tested the robot.txt file and the format is fine. I would like to keep search engines out of all of my image folders.



 8:46 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

By coincidence I was also looking for a solution to this just yesterday so I would be interested in the answer. I have a copyright issue with an image, which I changed on the website but G images is still showing the original image.

[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 8:47 am (utc) on Dec. 15, 2006]


 11:07 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google now supports the wildcard(*)...

So you could do something like:

User-agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /*.jpg

However, this is only for googlebot/yahoobot for the moment. MSN does not support wildcards (to my knowledge)..

It is always best to move all your images into a single directory and then do something like:

Disallow: /images

Hope this helps...


 11:13 am on Dec 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

G Images hasn't been updated for months.
Nothing comes in, nothing is being dropped, positions stay the same.

But perhaps because of this, now is a good opportunity to test this, for i don't think it'll take much longer till the next update...

Which probably holds many surprises for us... the site that has redirected all non-www's and since then found out that 60% of the pics were crawled as such :P

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