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Do I need robots.txt?

From my understanding robots.txt is only needed to do something different from the norm like exclude a certain file directory and such, but if this is true why do so many people think it is important on every website? Should I just put it on every website to be sure?


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If you don't have anything that you wan't to tell the searchengines you don't wan't indexed (or crawled) don't. It doesn't impact your indexing.

See this question answered by Google.

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