---- Pages are indexed even after blocking in robots.txt
tedster - 4:14 am on Sep 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sgt_Kickaxe - I appreciate that your post did not begin its life in this thread. i think you'll find a lot of answers and directions already posted here. for the sake of completeness, I've added a few direct answers below.
since they are crawling where explicitly banned from?
They are not - they are INDEXING pages you have told them not to CRAWL. These are two different functions - crawling and indexing.
Should I be in touch with a lawyer
No, because a robots.txt file does not have the force of any law behind it.
How can I remove these phantom pages from serps since Google is ignoring my directives?
Add a noindex robots meta tag and ALLOW crawling. Google doesn't want to index meaningless URLs like this either, it's just crawling run amok technically. However, I'll bet it hasn't caused any actual search traffic problems for you. Am I right?