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Thread: Why Is A Robots.txt File Used?

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    Robot.txt tells the crawler that how it should crawl and index a particular web page of a website.

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    Web site owners use the /robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots; this is called The Robots Exclusion Protocol. The "User-agent: *" means this section applies to all robots. The "Disallow: /" tells the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.

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    Robots.txt is a text file that lists webpages which contain instructions for search engines robots. The file lists webpages that are allowed and disallowed from search engine crawling.
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    Website owners use the robots.txt file to give instructions about their site to web robots.

    The "User-agent: *" means this section applies to all robots.
    The "Disallow: /" tells the robot that it should not visit any pages on the site.

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