Wildcard Directive The robots.txt file has been in the headlines of late – as we celebrated its 20th birthday last month, and Google Webmaster Tools updated its Blocked URLs section with the new Robots.txt Tester to help you glean insight on errors...
The Webmaster should also set up a wildcard redirect so that any of these links go to an error page rather than resolving to an actual page on her site. Finally, the site needs to have a robots.txt file created (the robots.txt file is used by...
Yahoo Slurp Adds Wildcard Support For Robots.txt The Yahoo Search Blog announced that Yahoo's web crawler, aka Yahoo Slurp, now supports wildcards in the robots.txt file. Below, a recap of stories posted today to the Search
The * will tell Yahoo to do a "wildcard match a sequence of characters in your URL. The Yahoo Search Blog announced that Yahoo's web crawler, aka Yahoo Slurp, now supports wildcards in the robots.txt file.
To be safe, I wondered if we should make use of the wildcard option that Google allows, such as:
newreply.php* One of our technical people felt that the way the robots.txt protocol is written, it should do a prefix match.
Since rogue spiders are ignoring robots.txt,
it doesn't then matter for there to be some type of universal agreement to have
a "crawl delay" feature or more wildcard support, for example. Attack of the Robots,
By the way, if you look at the Search Engine Watch robots.txt file at the moment, you'll see that there is a line using a wildcard: That will work for Google, because Google has its own extension of the robots.txt file that allows the "wildcard...
On this chart, * is a wildcard, so *.infoseek.com would mean anything.infoseek.com BotWatch Configuration File http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/˜sxw/robots/index.html Lists a wide range of robots, with agent and host names.