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Google Hammering My site (1500+ hits already today)

How to edit robots.txt to set delay



2:36 pm on Aug 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey I heard there is a way you can delay a crawler on your site. Right now Google is hammering my site and has been for the past month. I find it very weird because it keeps searching the same pages over and over.

Does anyone know if I can delay the crawler so it doesn't go so fast?

Thanks :)



12:21 am on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The following tells the bot to delay 60 seconds
crawl-delay: 60
However this is a non-standard command and not supported by all bots so it should only be used for those user-agents that support it.

Also see [google.com...]


4:50 pm on Aug 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Someone at Google has taken Yahoo!s 20 B index to heart and they have been very aggressive at crawling the last two weeks...at least in these parts.



6:47 am on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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i got 50k page views in one day from Gbot it was insane i had to kick the IP range for about an hour because my visitors were having issues


12:05 pm on Aug 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I just got a reply back from Google. They said the Googlebot was having trouble because I had php session ids showing in the url. It was causing problems. They provided a link on how to remove it which really helped because I have been wanting to remove it for a while and I didn't know how. It was a problem relating to my PHPBB forums.

Thanks for the relpies


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