In a recent Google Webmaster Central hangout, a question about “how does Google figure out query relevancy for ranking pages blocked by robots.txt” was asked. This is a good thing to ask, especially for site owners and SEO experts who are also curious about what types of search queries do these pages rank for. In […]
SEO experts and webmasters should take note that starting September 1, Google will not be supporting unpublished and unsupported rules in the robots exclusive protocol anymore. With this change, the search engine giant will not consider robots.txt files that have noindex directive listed within them. Google has decided to proceed with this change for possible […]
SEO experts and webmasters have been following the unofficial rules outlined in the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) for the past 25 years when using robots.txt. With this, the publishers are allowed to pick what they want to be crawled on their website, and interested users can view them. The said rules are also observed by […]