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3:40 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hi, can someone tell me the best robot settings, if i want my site to be visible in all search engines?

<meta name="Robots" content="index,follow">

i am now starting to learn this syntax, is this the best to use on my site? I dont have robots.txt on my directory.

4:08 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You dont need robots.txt file if you want your pages to be visible to all SE its needed only if u wana block some of them
4:16 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes to what benevolent001 said and one thing to add, less code is better for SEO purposes.
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ok, got it. so, whats the best syntax to use, <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow" />, what are commonly used?

does this syntax have something to do with robots.txt? thanks for your help

4:29 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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ok, got it. so, whats the best syntax to use, <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow" />, what are commonly used?
does this syntax have something to do with robots.txt? thanks for your help
4:55 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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so, is it much better if i removed the
<META name="robot" content="all">
<META name="revisit-after" content="30">
<META name="distribution" content="global">
from my site?
12:02 am on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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<meta name="robots" content="index, follow">

Is enough.

/ Jim

5:34 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There is no need to include that tag it is just reaffirming the default behavior of robot... and not every robot uses the tag so unless you want to exclude the robots then you dont need the code.