What is robots.txt?

vinittyagivinittyagi Registered Users
What is robots.txt?

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  • appkodesappkodes USARegistered Users
    The robots exclusion protocol (REP), or robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website.
  • efusionworldefusionworld New Jersey,USARegistered Users
    Robots.txt is a file associated with your website used to ask different web crawlers to crawl or not crawl portions of your website.
  • pixelaurapixelaura MohaliRegistered Users
    Robots.txt file associated with your website used to ask crawler to crawl or not crawl pages and index.
  • IntuzIntuz CaliforniaRegistered Users
    The robots.txt file is used to provide instructions about the Web site to Web robots and spiders of search engine. Website owner can use robots.txt to keep cooperating Web robots from accessing all or parts of a Website that you want to not to crawl by search engines.
  • printersupportukprintersupportuk London, United KingdomRegistered Users
    Robots.txt is a text file. It is through this file, it gives instruction to search engine crawlers about indexing and caching of a web page, file of a website or directory, domain.
  • jamesbrownnjamesbrownn Registered Users
    Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots; this is called The Robots Exclusion Protocol.
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  • GraceGrace 401 TRADERS BLVD EAST, UNIT #9 MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO Registered Users
    Robots.txt file is a primarily used to specify which parts of your website should be crawled by spiders or web crawlers.
  • EducaindiaEducaindia KolkataRegistered Users
    robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website.
  • zeemartzeemart USARegistered Users
    vinittyagi wrote: »
    What is robots.txt?

    Robots.txt is a text (not html) file you put on your site to tell search robots which pages you would like them not to visit. Robots.txt is by no means mandatory for search engines but generally search engines obey what they are asked not to do. It is important to clarify that robots.txt is not a way from preventing search engines from crawling your site (i.e. it is not a firewall, or a kind of password protection) and the fact that you put a robots.txt file is something like putting a note “Please, do not enter” on an unlocked door – e.g. you cannot prevent thieves from coming in but the good guys will not open to door and enter. That is why we say that if you have really sen sitive data, it is too naïve to rely on robots.txt to protect it from being indexed and displayed in search results.

    The location of robots.txt is very important. It must be in the main directory because otherwise user agents (search engines) will not be able to find it – they do not search the whole site for a file named robots.txt. Instead, they look first in the main directory (i.e. http://mydomain.com/robots.txt) and if they don't find it there, they simply assume that this site does not have a robots.txt file and therefore they index everything they find along the way. So, if you don't put robots.txt in the right place, do not be surprised that search engines index your whole site.

    The concept and structure of robots.txt has been developed more than a decade ago and if you are interested to learn more about it, visit http://www.robotstxt.org/ or you can go straight to the Standard for Robot Exclusion because in this article we will deal only with the most important aspects of a robots.txt file. Next we will continue with the structure a robots.txt file.
  • devobabujidevobabuji indore, IndiaRegistered Users
    Robots.txt are use for authenticate to a webpage when googleboot running at the time of searching.

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  • anishasoodanishasood DELHIRegistered Users
    In a nutshell. Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots; this is called The Robots Exclusion Protocol. ... The "User-agent: *" means this section applies to all robots. The "Disallow: /" tells the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.
  • RashidSRashidS #308, 3rd floor, Al Fattan Plaza, Airport Road, Al Garhoud – DUBAIRegistered Users
    Robots.txt file is a simple text file which tells webcrawlers and search engines if they should access a file or not.
  • esparkbizesparkbiz New York, USARegistered Users
    The Most Important for the website is indexing and crawling in search engines. And robot file is used for that you want to crawl your website in search engine and another website.

    For allowing Crawling and Indexing use this code:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow:

    And Disallowing crawling and Indexing use this Code:
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /
  • ThinkdebugThinkdebug indoreRegistered Users
    The robots exclusion standard, also known as the robots exclusion protocol or simply robots.txt, is a standard used by websites to communicate with web crawlers and other web robots.
  • MattHoganMattHogan IndiaRegistered Users
    Robots.txt is common name of a text file that is uploaded to a Web site's root directory and linked in the html code of the Web site. The robots.txt file is used to provide instructions about the Web site to Web robots and spiders.
  • johnparker92johnparker92 USARegistered Users
    Robots.txt is a text (not html) file you put on your site to tell search robots which pages you would like them not to visit.
  • mekathmekath Augusta, GeorgiaRegistered Users
    Robot.txt is a text file via which web crawler or web robots gets a notification regarding which page of the entire site should be indexed and which shouldn’t be.
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