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Jackandrew
03-09-2016, 01:45 AM
I learnt here about sitemap.xml file. Now I'm little bit confused for what is robots.txt used for?

Please guys clear it.

veraajverma
03-09-2016, 02:02 AM
Robots.txt file is used to set permission for crawler on your website. If you don't want to crawl your whole website then you can block any particular section for crawler through robots.txt file.

User-agent: *
Allow: /

This code is used to allow access of crawling of whole website.

But if you do not want to crawl your some pages then you can use this code : -
User-agent: *
Disallow: /service.php
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /stats/
Disallow: /test/

ArkPresentation
03-09-2016, 02:15 AM
The robots exclusion protocol (REP), or robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website. One way to tell search engines which files and folders on your Web site to avoid is with the use of the Robots metatag.

ramskl
03-09-2016, 03:37 AM
The robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots.

ajay49560
03-09-2016, 04:58 AM
Robots.txt file is used to set permission for crawler on your website. If you don't want to crawl your whole website then you can block any particular section for crawler through robots.txt file.

User-agent: *
Allow: /

This code is used to allow access of crawling of whole website.

But if you do not want to crawl your some pages then you can use this code : -
User-agent: *
Disallow: /service.php
Disallow: /cgi-bin/
Disallow: /stats/
Disallow: /test/

Thank you veraajverma good information.

daviddakarai
03-10-2016, 01:07 AM
The robots.txt file is a simple method of essentially easing the process for the spiders to return the most relevant search results.This also increases spiderability for the search engines.

stuartspindlow3
03-10-2016, 02:17 AM
Robots.txt file is used to set give permission to Google crawler to which page has to crawl or not by allow of disallow.

rajanvefgus
03-10-2016, 02:24 AM
Robots.txt file is useful for the crawlers to crawl and don't crawls the site pages.

User-agent: *
Disallow/ abc.html

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CarolineMurphy
03-10-2016, 03:54 AM
In simple words, Robots.txt is a text file which you put on your site root folder to tell search engine bot which pages you would like them not to crawl.

dennis123
03-10-2016, 07:07 AM
The robots exclusion protocol (REP), or robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine robots) how to crawl and index pages on their website.

ngocptit
03-10-2016, 08:33 AM
The robots. txt document is an easy approach to essentially easing the procedure for the spiders to come back the most relevant serp's. This also raises spiderability for the various search engines.

Pitradev
03-10-2016, 08:35 AM
Simply saying, it is use to stop the search engines spider to crawl the website.

Nexevo Technolo
03-10-2016, 09:21 AM
Robots.txt files inform search engine spiders how to interact with indexing your content.

rahul3214
04-08-2016, 02:15 AM
In Robots.txt file you can allow or disallow the page you want.
Example:
User-agent : *
Disallow: /
Allow: /

Put your URL in Disallow and allow to crawl or not crawl your page

puneet3214
04-08-2016, 02:28 AM
Robots.txt file is basically used for showing google which page you crawl or which not in search engine.

Livepro
04-15-2016, 02:39 AM
The Only reason why might need to use Robot .txt file is if you want to prevent someone else from using this search engine to index your site. A robot.txt is a text file placed on your server which contains a list of robots and "disallows" for those robots. Each disallow will prevent any address that starts with the disallowed string from being accessed.

seomarqetrix
04-16-2016, 05:42 AM
If you website owner use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots. User-agent: * means this section applies to all robots. If you want to not crowl any pages use this Disallow: / tells the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.The format are :

User-agent : * Robot

Disallow: /

Allow: /

ShreyaKoushik
04-16-2016, 07:23 AM
Use of Robots.txt - The most common usage of Robots.txt is to ban crawlers from visiting private folders or content that gives them no additional information.

Robots.txt Allowing Access to Specific Crawlers.
Allow everything apart from certain patterns of URLs.

ragulaussie
04-18-2016, 03:27 AM
It is used to inform search engine index and crawling