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Why block a Spider?

   
11:58 am on May 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Why would anyone block spiders, i thought they where good?
12:40 pm on May 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

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There are several reasons you would block a spider. Some spiders take up too much of your bandwidth. Sometimes you don't want spiders in some areas of you site. Your site may only be relevant for one country and you don't want the site listed if search engines of other countries.
12:50 pm on May 21, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi,
Although this might be off topic... how do you go about creating a spider? Just curious..
Thanks!