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Blogger Robots.txt Problem- Google is not crawling

Discussion in 'robots.txt' started by nikmahajan, Aug 5, 2008.

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    For one of my blog on Blogger, robots.txt file is:
    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
    Disallow:

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search

    Sitemap: http://softwarengameslinkshere.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?orderby=updated

    It seems to be alright. All of blog URLs except those with /search are allowed. But when I checked Google Webmasters Tools, it showed 183 URLs restricted by robots.txt file and other 21 URLs as having problem with crawling. True to the point, my traffic has fallen adversely in Google.

    Now the question is how can I restore my robots.txt file in Google Webmasters Tools as normal. I know I can't edit it but there should be some way using which I can unrestrict my around 200 valid URLs from the Google spiders.

    Instead of default feeds URL, I am showing feeds with Feedurner. Is it the cause of the problem?SEMrush
     
    nikmahajan, Aug 5, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. lspence

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    #2
    I'm not sure that I understand your question. Did you want Google to be able to crawl /search? If so, make these changes...

    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /search

    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
    Allow: /search

    Sitemap: http://softwarengameslinkshere.blogs...rderby=updated

    Also you're using User-agent: Mediapartners-Google that is the bot that deals with Ads, and is not the User-Agent: Googlebot which is the Google bot. Is that what you wanted in your robots.txt?
     
    lspence, Aug 6, 2008 IP
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    #3
    I would suggest you try this:


    User-agent: Mediapartners-Google # will block them
    Disallow: /

    User-agent: * # will allow everyone else​
     
    catanich, Aug 21, 2008 IP
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    bloggerboy86 Guest

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    I have the same problem as well.

    As you guys suggest its not possible to change or edit the robots.txt since my blog is hoted with blogger ( Domain is my my own ). So i dont have an option to add robots.txt to the root directory.

    Is there any other way ?:confused:
     
    bloggerboy86, Sep 10, 2008 IP
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    Any answer to this question?
     
    chadgarber, Jul 29, 2009 IP
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    #6
    "I have the same problem as well.

    As you guys suggest its not possible to change or edit the robots.txt since my blog is hoted with blogger ( Domain is my my own ). So i dont have an option to add robots.txt to the root directory.

    Is there any other way ? "

    Anyone?
     
    chadgarber, Jul 29, 2009 IP
  7. Vinil Mehta

    Vinil Mehta Member

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    #7
    yes i think i need what you are saying .I want google bot instead of anything else .suggest me how to do this
     
    Vinil Mehta, Sep 8, 2011 IP
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    That is what I also want to know! Any one has experience about this?
     
    ankhanh, Sep 17, 2011 IP
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    Can we edit Robots.txt file in blogger?
     
    g4ngst3r, Sep 25, 2011 IP