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  1. Google News Snippets, YouTube Embedded Videos Face Legal Challenges in Germany

    It is worth noting, however, that any site or news service could prevent Google from showing links to and snippets from any site by simply utilizing robots.txt to disallow Google’s bots from reading and indexing the site.

  2. Google to Murdoch: Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry?

    Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager, said, "Now, with the news-specific crawler, if a publisher wants to opt out of Google News, they don't even have to contact us - they can put instructions just for user-agent Googlebot-News in the same...

  3. SearchDay | Show Me the Money: Bidding for Profitability

    Join the discussion removing subdomains with robots.txt Sep 13, 2008 My folder structure comprises a subfolde off root for each domain as follows: root\maindomain root\domain2 root\domain3 with each domain accessed via www.domain1.com www...

  4. SearchDay: Content? Content. Content!

    Proper SEO and the Robots.txt File AU NATURAL There are many good reasons to stop the search engines from indexing certain directories on a Web site and allowing others for SEO purposes. By taking a good look at your Web site's robots.txt file and...

  5. Highlights from the SEW Blog: March 24-28, 2008

    New Google Webmaster Tool Aids Robots.txt CreationFor the coding-challenged, creating a robots.txt file for instructing search engine spiders on the preferred way to crawl your site has not always been easy.

  6. 2007: A Search Odyssey? Keynote Conversation with Matt Cutts

    It took ten years from robots.txt to nofollow, and it wasn't very long after that that we all agreed on the common Sitemaps protocol, Sitemaps.org. Not leaving the world of spam, but turning to academic study of it, Sherman asked Cutts about a...