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Robots.txt
Can you exclude a parameter in robots.txt?
North_Shore




msg:3340043
 1:49 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Can I exclude a parameter in a robots.txt? For example,

User-agent: *
Disallow: *path=*

 

jimbeetle




msg:3340061
 2:23 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Both Google [google.com] and Yahoo [help.yahoo.com] support wildcards (and to a certain extent, for file formats, also Live). I would give very serious thought before implementing this because of the lack of support among other bots.

g1smd




msg:3343472
 9:22 pm on May 18, 2007 (gmt 0)

You need to put those instructions in a section of robots.txt especially for Googlebot.

Be aware that if the Googlebot section is present, Google does NOT read any other sections of the robots.txt file; especially the User-agent: * section of the file.

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