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Will Yahoo obey Wildcards in Robots?



6:49 am on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I know Google will, but does anyone know if yahoo will obey wildcard matching in robots?

Current code:
Disallow: *?widgetType=*

Will this work?


[edited by: CWebguy at 7:39 am (utc) on Mar. 9, 2009]


11:49 am on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)


8:38 pm on Mar 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Ok, thanks, looks like MSN too. What I needed, thanks.

By the way, I updated my code to


seems to be what I need. Thanks.

[edited by: CWebguy at 8:38 pm (utc) on Mar. 9, 2009]


9:25 am on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes, you never need a trailing * in robots.txt, because patterns match from the left anyway.

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