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What is robots.txt used for?

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    Robots file tells search engines about websites page, which one is allowed or not.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Robots.txt helps prevent the webpages you don't want search engine to crawl or indexed. If you don't want your page or information private than you can use it.

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    Robots is set of instruction for spiders.

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    Robots.txt is a such file which helps URL being not crawled.

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    Robots.txt is a text file. It is through this file, it gives instruction to search engine crawlers about indexing and caching of a webpage, file of a website or directory, domain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danielnash View Post
    I learnt here about sitemap.xml file. Now I'm little bit confused for what is robots.txt used for?

    Please guys clear it.
    Robots.txt file is placed in the root of the domain. Robots when crawl website they look for Robots.txt file to know which pages and folder of the website is allowed for crawling and which are blocked. It is recommended to mention xml sitemap at the end of robots.txt file.

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    robots.txt is use for control the website indexing and cache method. if you want to search engine bot do not index my particular web pages then you can block that web pages from search engine bot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielnash View Post
    I learnt here about sitemap.xml file. Now I'm little bit confused for what is robots.txt used for?

    Please guys clear it.
    Robots.txt is a text file where you can suggested to google which pages should be index or not. Robots.txt file is most important think for website.

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    It is important file. It must in every website. It contains instructions for robots.

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    Robots.txt give instruction to crawler which page to crawl or not.

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