phranque - 12:17 am on Jun 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Assuming that the bot reads and obeys the robots.txt before it visits each page. Including when following inbound links.
Which the bots do not do...
to which bots are you referring?
it's either a "well-behaved bot" or it's not respecting the robots exclusion.
robots.txt is irrelevant to "inbound links" - it is purely about the impending request.