I need to make changes to someone's robots.txt file, but their site is managed by Google (so no FTPing).

I have full access to the site via the browser (Site Actions / Manage Site, etc.) but how do I get to the robots.txt file to update it?

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    You can't. There is no robots.txt file other than the one for the main site. – John Conde Sep 22 '16 at 2:01
  • Then what's all this about? support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062598?hl=en If you open the Tester and click Submit, it even gives you directions: "Upload the updated robots.txt to your domain's root..." – Kwilk Sep 22 '16 at 4:55
  • @kwik, that assumes you have access to that on your web server. In your case, you don't. Different part of Google. You would probably have more luck asking about what you need to accommodate lush because there might be another way. – Tim Grant Sep 24 '16 at 11:18

The robots.txt file is located at https://sites.google.com/robots.txt.

You don't have access to edit that file, it is automatically generated by Google.

The article you are referring to is generalized for how most website owners or admins can make changes.

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