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You won't be able to know for sure how search engines got the URL. They don't tell you that information. There are several possible ways that it could have happened: The user shares or publishes the link themselves The site has a link to another site. When that link is clicked, the secret URL is sent as a referrer. Some sites publish referrer URLs ...
it means that the user agent Mediapartners-Google will not be allowed to go into any of the directories under /search /search/go blocked /search blocked / not blocked.
Other answers explain how robots.txt is processed to apply this rule, but don't address why you would want to disallow bots from crawling your search results. One reason might be that your search results are expensive to generate. Telling bots not to crawl those pages could reduce load on your servers. Search results pages are also not great landing ...
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