There’s No Stopping Bad Behavior A problem you will have with both robots.txt and the robots tag is that these instructions cannot enforce their directives. While Google and Bing will certainly respect your instructions, someone using Screaming Frog, Xenu, or their own custom site crawler can simply ignore disallow and noindex directives. … [Read more...] about Have You Considered Privacy Issues When Using Robots.txt & The Robots Meta Tag?
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It’s very simple. Not all webserver contents should appear in a search engine index. The instructions request the crawler to not execute indexing for certain pathways. This could be the case, for instance, when there are test pages on the webserver that are not yet ready for the public. Or, it could be that not all pictures in a folder should be indexed. … [Read more...] about SEO Basics – Indexing with / robots.txt, meta tags and canonicals –
To entirely prevent a page from being added to a search engine’s index even if other sites link to it, use a “noindex” robots meta tag and ensure that the page is not disallowed in robots.txt. When spiders crawl the page, it will recognize the “noindex” meta tag and drop the URL from the index. … [Read more...] about A Deeper Look At Robots.txt
SEO and PPC can help each other in many ways. They can also hurt each other if the two sides aren’t working together properly. The first step your PPC department can take in helping out your SEO department is to not damage their organic rankings with your testing. You need to test. Testing is essential for your account to improve. … [Read more...] about What PPC Practitioners Should Know About Robots.txt Files