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Here is the problem:

Let say I have mydomain.com. The externaldomain.com/article/mydomain has an iframe with mydomain.com inside but the externaldomain.com robots.txt contains:

Disallow: /article/ 

Will Google crawl mydomain.com inside the iframe at externaldomain.com/article/mydomain or it will block mydomain.com, because externaldomain.com robots.txt disallow the folder /article?

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Disallow: /article/ will block the URL (or page) article/ and all subfolders or subpages.

That's why, if the robots.txt of externaldomain.com applies this directive for the user agent is googlebot, don't worry.

Here are Google instructions on this.

  • So does the iframe in /article/mydomain pointed on mydomain.com will also block? – Rei Mar 25 '14 at 10:02
  • /article/mydomain is considered as a subpage; therefore, it's blocked by robots.txt. – Zistoloen Mar 25 '14 at 10:04
  • ok does the google provide a document regarding that? – Rei Mar 25 '14 at 10:14
  • I have edited my answer to give you the link to Google support in this subject. – Zistoloen Mar 25 '14 at 10:27

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