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Robots.txt not working
samit




msg:4069579
 5:04 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Hello Friends,

My client is suffering from a odd problem. He blocked few pages of his site through robots.txt from getting crawled by search engines bots. But those pages are still coming in the google index. Client is not aware whether the pages are crawled before it get blocked through robots or not. But he don't want those pages to be in index.

What can be a possible solution of this problem? Also I would like to know, how a page can be indexed inspite of getting blocked through robots.txt.

Regards
Samit

 

AnkitMaheshwari




msg:4069581
 5:07 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

The webpage might have got indexed before it was blocked by Robots.txt file.

To get the page out of the index, use the URL removal in the Google Webmaster tool under the Crawler Section.

samit




msg:4069594
 5:38 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the quick responses.

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