robots.txt

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robots.txt

Postby bellamandu » 21. November 2011 21:12

i decided to create a robots.txt file in my root folder when i submitted my site to be indexed by several different search engines. i used a basic generator for the file that i found online as i truthfully have no idea what text needs to be in the file.

i checked my error log today to see if anything has happened since i created the file. i'm getting several "file does not exist" errors for the robots.txt file when the search engines try to find it. i purposely set the file as "read only" when i created it, trying to make sure i have protection from anyone attempting to edit the file that isn't me (i had problems with this once before, then i found out that i can use the built in security features that xampp has to keep this from happening.) i know those features are probably enough, but i still wanted to be sure.

my question is, is this what is causing the spiders to not be able to view the file? i wouldn't think it would. also, will this affect my rankings at all if they can't view robots.txt? i always thought that if there was no robots.txt or if the spiders couldn't access it for some reason, they would just skip it and then continue crawling as normal.
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Re: robots.txt

Postby Sharley » 21. November 2011 21:19

It is now a requirement of membership to the Apache Friends forums that you provide your correct Operating System Version and the correct XAMPP version
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=48626

Also you were requested to notify the forum of the fix you used so that it might help others in this community who have a similar issues - please conclude your previous topic.
viewtopic.php?t=48427
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