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How to Disallow Jeeves?



6:27 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I saw several different information on how the user agent for ask jeeves is called.
I want to disallow it in my robots.txt but I don't know how to call it.
On my stats it calls the robot just Jeeves. So is that how I should set on the robots.txt?
I also heard people saying it is Ask Jeves, or Ask Jeeves/Teome, or teomaagent1, or directhit..........................

So, what is the correct one?



6:38 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Why do you want to ban a spider from one of the larger search engines which is normally well behaved.

With the current changes going on I would of thought your site needs all the FREE exposure it can get because in the future it may not be FREE



6:50 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Becuase Jeeves took 3GB of my bandwidth last month and I heard that most of the time the don't add your pages to their listings. I never got any traffic from them. I also asked other developers and they said that they get almost no traffic from Ask Jeeves.
Do you get?


6:53 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Considering that AskJeeves just purchased Excite and Iwon and are expected to garner about 7% of se traffic you may want to reconsider.


7:03 pm on Mar 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Ok, I will give it a chance.

But, usually how long does it take to see your pages listed there after they are crawled?
Do you get traffic from them?


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