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changing robots.txt

replacing robots.txt

   
8:02 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If you put up a robots.txt with a disallow in it and then you want to reallow spiders - Is it sufficient to simply delete the robots.txt file or do you need to put up a new robots.txt file which explicitly allows all spiders everywhere (E.g.

User-agent: *
Disallow:

Ie is there some latency in the way spiders remember the robots.txt even after it has been deleted - if you don't specifically countermand the robots.txt with a new version?

(in particular I am interested in google)

8:24 pm on Dec 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



Safe thing is to replace it.

jb