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I'm not understanding the different makes of bots

Can I stop some, while allowing others?

9:42 pm on Jul 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi. Is there a way I can stop Google from crawling a site and still allow other bots (Yahoo, MSN) to crawl?
10:11 pm on July 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sure thing - just add this to your robots.txt file in your document root:

User-agent: Googlebot 
Disallow: /

That will stop Googlebot, but not the others.