What is robots.txt?

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby wjack3047 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:36 am

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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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby DivyaShravani » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:18 pm

Robots.txt generator tells the search engines which pages to access and index on your website and which pages not to index on your website. In Robots.txt we give user agent * Here User indicates the US, and the Search engine is our agent by (* Mark ) we are saying them to allow or Disallow the coding language.

For Example :

User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Allow: /wp-content/uploads/

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby PeterJolie » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:52 am

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. The standard specifies how to inform the web robot about which areas of the website should not be processed or scanned.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby Clame1968 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:13 am

Keywords is use for getting top rank in SERP and drive traffic for your business.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby ShrijaShetty » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 am

The robots.txt is the file which contains the pages which should not be crawled by the SE crawlers. May those pages are not as much important to rank on SE or they may have some confidential information like online payment.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby dmgurusurat » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:06 am

robot.txt is a signal to search engine crawlers for the specific process to crawl or ot crawl web pages.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby davidweb09 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:02 am

Robots.txt is set of instructions that help to index the website. https://seorankmybusiness.com/small-business-seo/

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby digitalkube » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:22 am

It controls your site's indexibility. That means it controls which parts search engine crawlers are supposed to index and which parts not.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby lysn » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:48 pm

A file dedicated to search engine crawls facilitating the indexation of your web page, so it can be indexed as much as possible, and therefore rank at all among SERPs.
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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby Arpita » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:45 am

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.

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Re: What is robots.txt?

Postby riyajindal » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:39 am

The robots.txt file, also known as the robots exclusion protocol or standard, is a text file that tells web robots (most often search engines) which pages on your site to crawl. It also tells web robots which pages not to crawl.


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