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The best configuration, if you don't have any special requirements, is nothing at all. (Although you may at least want to add a blank file to avoid 404s filling up your error logs.) To block a directory on the site, use the 'Disallow' clause: User-agent: * Disallow: /example/ There is also an 'Allow' clause which overrides previous 'Disallow' clauses. So ...


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You can use google webmaster tool to do this. Google webmaster tool is very helpful to create robot.txt


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To prevent your whole site from being crawled, then No. 2: User-agent: * Disallow: / This blocks every URL from being crawled. The URL-path following the Disallow: directive is a prefix. If the requested URL starts with this URL-path, it will be blocked. The minimum URL path you can have is / (your home page / document root) - you can't have an empty path ...


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Robots.txt blocks only content, not URL. So, if server response on the "blocked" URL is wrong, Google can get it.


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I would recommend to add sitemap directive and Host (for Google and Yandex) in file robots.txt. Host allows websites with multiple mirrors to specify their preferred domain. Sitemap: http://www.example/sitemap.xml Host: example.com


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I will answer your question exactly as asked in the hope that it will persuade you to reconsider if the root cause of your problem is not better resolved in some other way. Is it possible to completely block a page from being crawled under any circumstance? Not in a typically configured web server. The robots.txt file is just a polite request by your ...


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Hiding links via AJAX on pages disallowed for indexation for SEO. Good or Bad & Why? I can honestly see zero benefit in doing this, so therefore, my answer to your question is Bad. I have pages that I've disallowed in robots.txt and if I don't want those pages to leak link juice to external and internal links that appear on those pages. Any ...



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