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Disallow index.html file

adverse effects?

     
7:26 pm on Feb 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My home page can currently be accessed as www.example.com/ or www.example.com/index.jsp.

I would like to block index.jsp in my robots.txt file. This won't have any adverse effects, will it? Being the home page, I was kind of worried about disallowing it.

The reason for blocking access is that index.jsp often has a query string attached to it, and I don't want any pages with query strings to be indexed. Alternate navigation is provided without query strings and I believe it is causing a dupe content penalty.

 

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