Six Common Robots.txt Issues & And How To Fix Them

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Robotst.txt are a wonderful tool that you can use to instruct search engine crawlers how you would want it to crawl your website. They are used mainly to avoid overloading your site with requests, although it isn’t a mechanism for keeping a web page out of Google. To keep a web page out of Google, block indexing with noindex or password-protect the page.

Despite it robots.txt being a useful tool, it isn’t the most powerful, but at least you know that it can be used to prevent your site from being skipped over by Google’s crawler.

Dan Taylor shows us the most common problems with robots.txt files, as well as the impact they might have on your website and it’s presence on Google’s search engine. In his column, Dan gives us the information we need to fix issues if you think this has happened.

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Scott Davenport

Scott Davenport is the content writer and social media man of Thrive Business Marketing and Thrive HVAC in Portland Oregon. Writing about the current events of the SEO world, as well as tips and advice that fellow SEOs could use to improve their own SEO campaigns and shares it for the whole world to see!

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