I have created robots.txt in my root directory and when I navigate to my website address like https://example.ca/robots.txt I am able to see the rules

Disallow: /captcha/
Disallow: /mailing/
Disallow: /assets/

Allow: /

Sitemap: https://domain.ca/sitemap.xml
Sitemap: http://domain.ca/sitemap.xml

But when I want to test the file in Google robots.txt Tester

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I am getting this error

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I am however able to test the file at bottom of the page or see the live robots.txt

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but still getting 404 error when entering to the page!

  • Wen you say you created the robots.txt, when did you do that? Was it just created today? May 11, 2022 at 7:33
  • Yes it is newly created file
    – Behseini
    May 11, 2022 at 14:21

1 Answer 1


Can take up to 24 hours, the robot tester seems to a bit flakey after just putting your file up. Good thing at least is that you're not getting a BLOCKED response from the tester.


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