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Robots.txt

Robots.txt file

What is a robots.txt file?

A robots.txt file is a set of instructions that search engine crawlers must follow when navigating your website. They are usually used to tell the crawler where the sitemap is located and to prevent them from crawling or indexing sensitive pages like login URLs.

 

 

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How do I add a robots.txt file to my website?

Most CMSs will create a robots.txt file by default and will allow you to edit it within their settings. For sites built in WordPress, you may need to install a plug-in such as Yoast which will allow you to easily create and edit your robots.txt file.

What should I have in my robot.txt file?

At a minimum, your robots.txt file should contain a link to your sitemap. This will ensure that all of your pages are discovered for indexing by search engines. You should also consider disallowing crawlers from accessing any login pages on your site.

 

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