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what is robots.txt file?

5:48 am on Jan 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello again (my 2nd post) and a comment that this is a terrific site for professional info. However, sometimes a tad too professional because everyone seems to talk in acronyms (illegal in medicine and nursing circles ya know).

I see robots.txt discussed in posts but I don't know what this is. I assume meta robot tag is not robot.txt.

I really hope this isn't too dumb a question from a learner/student etc.

all the best

5:56 am on Jan 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]!

Here's a good robots.txt tutorial [searchengineworld.com] from WebmasterWorld's sister site to get you started.


5:57 am on Jan 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi antipodes,

A Google search for robots.txt will explain all. It is a fairly complex subject and not really worth replicating in this forum as an good site exists for that purpose ;)

Amazing that site has a PR9 for such a diverse subject....food for thought!


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