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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Certainly the search engines need to get their act together more, however. It’s time to stop referring people to the REP site which is run by no one. It’s time to stop having a myriad of help pages scattered about within their respective sites. Yes, they should continue to have their own help pages (see Google’s webmaster help from here; Bing’s from here). But I’d like to see Google and Microsoft take the lead to also consolidate material into a common site, perhaps building off Sitemaps.org. … [Read more...] about ACAP Versus Robots.txt For Controlling Search Engines
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
to go at the root level of a web site. If you don’t put them there, then you … [Read more...] about Google Offers Robots.txt Generator
content=”index,follow” index HTML page, links follow content=”noindex,follow” do not index HTML page, links follow content=”index,nofollow” index HTML page, links donot follow content=”noindex,nofollow” do not index HTML page, links do not follow This tells the crawler whether it may take the HTML page into the index and whether it can follow the links in the HTML page. Links from “nofollow” HTML pages do not pass PageRank or other forms of link equity. The “nofollow” attribute can be specifically used to devalue links on an HTML page. … [Read more...] about SEO Basics – Indexing with / robots.txt, meta tags and canonicals –