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Robot.txt: Wildcards

6:49 pm on Jul 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Question for the group:

If I have a url with the following string:

Let's say I want to disallow everything after the query value. Would the following robot.txt disallow be applicable:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /sub1/*/*/*.html?


Any help is much appreciated

12:54 pm on July 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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For your robots.txt to block access to all URLs that include a question mark, you can add this entry:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /*?

This is not part of the official robots.txt protocol but it is supported by Google, Yahoo and Bing.