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Thread: Robot txt file

  1. #1
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    May 2014

    Robot txt file

    If Google does not fetch Robot txt file, is it web hosting problem or some other type of problem ?

  2. #2
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    Mar 2018
    You can see the issue in the Webmaster Tool. BTW problem can be your side.

  3. #3
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    Maybe you place the file in the wrong place or named it wrong or some kind of other error can also exist but you can see the error in the GWT.

  4. #4
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    In some cases, a misconfigured firewall or DoS protection system (sometimes the site's content management system) block Googlebot from crawling the website. Protection systems are an important part of good hosting and are often configured to automatically block unusually high levels of server requests. However, because Googlebot often makes more requests than a human user, it can trigger these protection systems, causing them to block Googlebot and prevent it from crawling your website.

  5. #5
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    Make sure that in Settings → Privacy in the back-end you've checked Allow search engines to index this site and not the other one which is Ask search engines not to index this site.

    Also, that was probably just a typo, but your robots.txt should look like this:

    User-agent: *

    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/

  6. #6
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    Robots.txt is a text file that lists webpages which contain instructions for search engines robots. The file lists webpages that are allowed and disallowed from search engine crawling.
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