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Does Google Obey Your Robots.txt File Exclusions?

Robots.txt files are commonplace on the Web and standard for most CMS platforms. Even if you don’t know what a robots.txt file is, it is likely that your site has one. As a brief summary, a robots.txt file is a plain-text, or .txt file, that lives in the root directory of your website. This file allows webmasters to give instructions to web robots on how to crawl their site. A site’s robots.txt file can be found at domain.tld/robots.txt. In theory, your robots.txt file will be the first file crawled and web robots will then use these directives on how … Read More