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does ask read robots.txt?



6:48 am on Jun 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

on ask.com faq I found this:

User-agent: Teoma
Disallow: /

, added it to my robots.txt (months ago), but they still read my website.

I really like the SE, but 0.006% of traffic sent from ask IMO doesn't justify them using my bandwidth over and over again.

I traced the spider-IP address and it traces back to some ask-address.

Any idea - apart from IP-Blocking and the other things meant for the bad boys?


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