What is robots.txt?

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  1. evargro

    evargro Active Member

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    What is robots.txt?
     
  2. Anand Saama

    Anand Saama New Member

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    when you use robot.TXT file in you site ..then it means that you are giving a command to google crawler that which page you want to crawl or which is not...by using allow and disallow action
     
  3. Robin Willson

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    Robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct web robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl pages on their website.
     
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    A robots.txt shows which pages or files the Googlebot can or can't request from a website. Webmasters usually use this method to avoid overloading the website with requests.
     
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    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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    Robots.txt is a file associated with your website used to ask different web crawlers to crawl or not crawl portions of your website.
     
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    Robots.txt is a text 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.
     
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    A robots.txt shows which pages or files the Googlebot can or can't request from a website. Webmasters usually use this method to avoid overloading the website with requests.
     
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    Robots.txt is one way of telling the Search Engine Bots about the web pages on your website which you do not want them to visit. Robots.txt is useful for preventing the indexation of the parts of any online content that website owners do not want to display.

    If you want to block all search engine robots from crawling your website, just put the following code:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /

    If you want to block Google from crawling your website, just put the following code:

    User-agent: Googlebot
    Disallow: /

    It is important to decide the location of Robots.txt very carefully, or else errors might occur while displaying the website.