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How to add robots.txt file in my site?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Jagdisg, Sep 13, 2013.

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    Please suggest me the way of adding robots.txt file in my site.
    SEMrush
     
    Jagdisg, Sep 13, 2013 IP
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  2. alex06295

    alex06295 Active Member

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    For example, your robots.txt file would cointain:



    # robots.txt generated at http://www.mydomain.com
    User-agent: *
    Disallow:
    Disallow: /cgi-bin/


    __________
    it is a text file located in your root directory
     
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    proson Well-Known Member

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    create a .txt file on your computer and then upload to the server...
     
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    webdev007 Active Member

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    Put the file named 'robots.txt' on the root of your server. It will be automatically detected by the search engines.
     
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    try to copy some other website robots.txt
     
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    Best place to get robots.txt specifications is directly from Google itself. Easy to read, easy to use, great resource.

    Robots.txt Specifications - https://developers.google.com/webmasters/control-crawl-index/docs/robots_txt
     
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    fare Active Member

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    You can create the file using notepad by copying the template from other website's robots.txt and edit it according to your own preference then save "robots.txt" as the file name.
    You can also use online tools to generate the robots.txt file. After you got the file, upload it to public_html directory.
     
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    Copying someone else's robots.txt only works if your sites are similar and you know what you're doing. Use the above guideline and it will help you out immensely. You're probably as good doing a Google search or better than taking the risk of copying someone else's incorrectly created robots.
     
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    It should have a sitemap in there as well.
     
    hockeystick, Sep 14, 2013 IP