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  1. When's an Outage More than Just an Outage?

    Make sure they don't use a module such as "mod throttle" to keep spiders from overwhelming the servers. If they're hitting too hard, explore alternatives in your robots.txt files that the search engines can see.

  2. Giving Links Away

    You can also add this information to your robots.txt file. So, the end result of blocking all those files and directories in a completed robot.txt file would look like this: Unless you never want to see a spider come into your entire Web site again...

  3. 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.

  4. Search Headlines & Links: March 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.

  5. Google on Global Search Standards: Thanks, But No Thanks

    Placing a robots.txt file onto sites prevents Google's spiders from indexing them and displaying sites in search results. Google has politely turned down a cordial invitation to support technology that would control how the search engine lists...

  6. News Sites Look For More Control Over Search Listings

    Robots.txt files were first developed in 1994 and have been the standard method webmasters use to block spiders (the crawlers search engines use to go through websites' content). Yahoo Inc.and other top search companies voluntarily respect a Web...