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Really necessary to add to robots.txt

9:06 pm on Jul 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is it really necessary to add the two lines to robots.txt like the AdSense FAQ says? As long as you are not explicitly banning their bot, why is this necessary?
9:54 pm on July 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's not necessary. If you're not banning their bots (or all bots) you don't need to worry with adding anything to robots.txt.