• Why aren’t geographic target and query parameters specified in robots.txt?
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    Why aren’t geographic target and query parameters specified in robots.txt?

    Today’s question comes from Andy in New York. And Andy asks, “Settings and webmaster tools, like geographic target and query parameters to ignore, are great. But it means other search engines won’t have access to this data. Why not propose a new robots.txt directive for these settings?” I understand the question, but you have to be a little careful about– you don’t want to just throw everything in the kitchen sink into the robots.txt file. Robots.txt predates even Google, and it’s relatively well-established, and there’s [UNINTELLIGIBLE] that .txt code that a lot of people rely on. So typically, it’s better to rely on, you know, not necessarily going in and…

  • Robots: How to Influence Crawling and Indexing on Google | SEO COURSE 2020 【Lesson #29】
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    Robots: How to Influence Crawling and Indexing on Google | SEO COURSE 2020 【Lesson #29】

    In SEO terms, the crawling phase occurs when Googlebot accesses a page and analyzes it, while the indexing occurs when the webpage appears to be suitable for inclusion in the search engine index. Since the 1990s, webmasters around the world have used a robots.txt file in the root of their websites in order to provide any bot with some instructions on how to access their content. In this very simple text file, a Disallow directive is inserted, containing the paths of the pages or folders that the bot must not scan, in order not to overload the resources of our server. There is also a User-agent for referring to a…

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    Should I disallow crawling of all of my site’s JavaScript files?

    MATT CUTTS: Today’s question comes from Zurich, in Switzerland. John Mueller wants to know, “Googlebot keeps crawling my JavaScript and thinking the text in my scripts refers to URLs. Can I just disallow crawling of my JavaScript files to fix that?” Well, you can disallow all JavaScript. But I really, really, really would not recommend that. If there’s perhaps one individual JavaScript file that’s the source of the problem, you could disallow that. But in general, it can be really helpful for Google to be able to fetch, and process, and execute that JavaScript to learn what other links are on the page. So in general, I would not block…

  • “Create Robots.txt File & Sitemap.xml” #With Example | DomainRacer
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    “Create Robots.txt File & Sitemap.xml” #With Example | DomainRacer

    Hey guys Welcome back Bhagyashrei here from DomainRacer.com and in today’s video I am going to explain you how to create a robots.txt file in cpanel with an example so let’s get started. if you have been wondering how to create the robots.txt file or what does it do exactly so make sure you watch the video till the end and in last I am going to explain you about sitemap in order to create robots.txt file login into cpanel account then access file manager and then get into the root folder first of all robots.txt file is nothing more than a plain text file located in your domain root…

  • Robots.txt – Robots exclusion standard
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    Robots.txt – Robots exclusion standard

    hello and welcome. in this session we are going to look at web robots exclusion protocol what is it and how to make use of it. When I type San Francisco on this webpage I got nearly 700 million returns within less than one second and let’s type something else or the wonderful world and received 125 million in less than one second. How does the search engines does this magic. It is saying that there are so many pages that 125 millions of them with these words in it the search engine do this using a technology called the crawler technologies and sometimes called spider. It goes through all…

  • Can I use robots.txt to optimize Googlebot’s crawl?
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    Can I use robots.txt to optimize Googlebot’s crawl?

    >>Matt Cutts: Today’s question comes from Blind Five Year Old in San Francisco who wants to know, “Can I use robots.txt to optimize Googlebot’s crawl? For example, can I disallow all but one section of a site, for one week, to ensure it is crawled, and then revert to a ‘normal’ robots.txt?” Oh, Blind Five Year Old, this is another one of those “Noooooo!” kind of videos. I swear I had completely brown hair until you asked this question and then suddenly grey just popped in [fingers snapping] like that. That’s where the grey came from, really. So, no, please don’t use robots.txt in a, in an attempt to sort…

  • Is a crawl-delay rule ignored by Googlebot?
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    Is a crawl-delay rule ignored by Googlebot?

    Today’s question comes from Noida in India. Amit asks is the crawl delay rule ignored by Googlebot I’m getting a warning message in search console search console has a great tool to test robots.txt files which is where we Cho this morning what does it mean and what do you need to do the crawl delay directive for robots.txt files was introduced by other search engines in the early days the idea was that webmasters could specify how many seconds a crawler would wait between requests to help limit the load on a web server that’s not a bad idea overall however it turns out that servers are really quite…

  • Robots.txt Formatting | Affilorama
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    Robots.txt Formatting | Affilorama

    the robots.txt file formatting is when you start is indexed by the search engines it scrolled by the search engine spiders google bot yellow slip in Bing bot in order to find all the content on your site so that other people can find it but what if you could sections a view website that you don’t want indexed the bot’s dumbly index whatever they can find they don’t know that for example those photos on the hidden part of your site a strictly friends and family only or that there a certain pages in your website that you’d really rather not have popping up in the search engine listings…

  • Google Open Sources Its ‘Web Crawler’ After 20 Years
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    Google Open Sources Its ‘Web Crawler’ After 20 Years

    Google’s Robot Exclusion Protocol (REP), also known as robots.txt, is a standard used by many websites to tell the automated crawlers which parts of the site should be crawled or not. However, it isn’t the officially adopted standard, leading to different interpretations. In a bid to make REP an official web standard, Google has open-sourced robots.txt parser and the associated C++ library which it first created 20 years back. You can find the tool on GitHub. REP was conceived back in 1994 by a Dutch software engineer Martijn Koster, and today it is the de facto standard used by websites to instruct crawlers. Googlebot crawler scours the robots.txt file to…