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Disallow specific query in Robots.txt



10:45 pm on Jan 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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How would I go about Disallowing a query such as:


the numbers of course will change, I would like all "post_id-*.html"
queries Disallowed in robots.txt.

any suggestions?

thnx in advance!


4:29 am on Jan 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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12:35 pm on Jan 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The rule matches "from the left".

More important is to know of similar URLs that you DO NOT wish to disallow.

In your case:

Disallow: /foru

would work, but would obviously disallow a load of other things that you probably do not want to disallow.

You talk about "post_id-*.html" but is there anything you *do* want to allow in the form "post_id-*.<something else>"?


Disallow: /forum/post_id

is all you need.

That will match any URL where the URL begins with /forums/post_id.


10:35 pm on Jan 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for taking the time to reply g1smd!

Actually the post_id should work fine, there is a topic_id as well that lists the exact same content, only threaded, instead of individual posts.

again thank you again for your time. In due time, I am sure I will subscribe to this site, It's very helpful.

regards, frogz


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