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how to block spider

how do i block a specific spider

6:28 am on May 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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I was reading some posts way back in 2000, and came across info on the ia_archiver from Alexa. (I have been spidered by them) The posts recommended blocking this spider because of the way it works.

How do I block a spider?



7:59 am on May 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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wbrook, welcome to WebmasterWorld.

You would use robots.txt to block the spider. The robots.txt tutorial [searchengineworld.com] gives complete instructions for this.

Here's another, specifically on access denial [searchengineworld.com].


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