I have been trying - and failing - for months to keep Google's image bot from displaying a number of images on a site. Before I give up and deal with it like any other scraper, server-side, can anyone tell me what I might be doing wrong?
Here's the appropriate parts of the file:
I'm trying to block http://www.example.com/uploads/textareas/image/image.jpg
Webmaster Tools confirms
Blocked by line 12: Disallow: /uploads/textareas/image/
But the image shows in my 'top queries' and I can see it in Image Search in Google!
Orginally I just had the top-level folder in the txt file. Then I added the subfolders, and the wildcard matches. I even blocked Googlebot-Image from the whole site. Nothing has made any difference.
Just today I've re-added
to the file as a last resort. Perhaps I need to keep it out of the pages the images are called from as well as the folders they reside in?
Anyone had/having this problem?